WORLD No. 2 ranked England will not be underestimating the West Indies.
Assistant coach Paul Farbrace told NATIONSPORT the West Indies are a dangerous side in home conditions and England will not take them lightly in the three-match Test series, which starts next week in Barbados.
“You go into every series wanting to play well and this is no different, but the one thing that we are very aware of is that the West Indies have a fantastic record at home, so we will show them a lot of respect, that is the most important thing.
“You never go on a tour and say you are going to win, you never go on a tour and say you are going to play well, cricket is a game where you have to be at your best to beat everyone and we know from the last time we came here, West Indies were very keen to beat us and the series was drawn 1-1.
“We want to keep playing well, we played well in Sri Lanka, and we want to continue that way in the Caribbean, but you never show a lack of respect for the opposition, if we do, the game has a nasty habit of humbling you,” said Farbrace after completing a training session at the 3Ws Oval in preparation for today’s two-day match against a President’s XI. (MK)
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