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Now-or-never time for Windies

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Now-or-never time for Windies

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SOME SOBER home truths will confront the West Indies team when they assemble in Barbados to prepare for the second Test match against India starting on Tuesday.
At the ground fondly referred to by the locals as the “Mecca”,  West Indies have won just twice, but have been beaten six times in the last ten years at Kensington Oval. The Windies are still to taste victory there since the Oval was rennovated for the 2007 World Cup.
As captain Darren Sammy, coach Ottis Gibson and batting consultant Desmond Haynes attempt to rally their troops over the coming days ahead of a game that could either lose the series against India or keep it alive, they will be facing other grim realities.
West Indies will lose if they do not put up substantial totals. They will lose if they continue to spill their catches. They will lose if they do not make the big plays and win the vital moments in the match. They will lose if their senior players do not show leadership. (GW)
Full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.