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Windies will take series says Davis

Published: 
Friday, July 5, 2013

Former West Indies batsman Bryan Davis says he expects the regional team to win the ongoing Tri-Nation series following their victories in the opening two matches against Sri Lanka and India in Jamaica. The three teams will each face each other one more time over the next week at the Queen’s Park Oval with the top two teams qualifying for the final at the same venue on July 11.

 

Davis said the home team looked set to maintain its winning ways.

 

“They’ve started off on the right foot and their chances are looking very promising. They know what it’s like to win now and if they’ve beat them once they can do it again,” he said. 

 

“I see no reason why they should not go on to win. India looks a bit stale. 

 

“After the euphoria of the Champions Trophy this seems to be an anticlimax for them. Everything is in our favour.”

 

He added that while there had been some missteps in the previous two games, the team could take satisfaction in the end result.

 

“The bottom line is that they won. There’s room for improvement especially in the batting department but the bowlers have done their jobs, the fielding has been very good and to restrict two strong teams to under 250 has been an excellent effort,” he said, adding that he would like to see more efficiency from the players.

 

“We should have crushed opposition but did not. We seemed to lose it because of a lack of proper application. 

 

“They need to apply themselves right down to end of games and not throw away good starts and winning positions. 

 

“I believe they were trying to get game over with as soon as possible, thinking they could take advantage of their position, but that was an error in application and concentration.”