Failed to execute plans properly: Stuart Law

Stuart Law didn’t find anything wrong with his captain’s decision to bat first or with the pitch.

Law said that Windies was competitive in the series, but ran out of steam in the last two one-dayers.   -  K.V.S. Giri

West Indies coach Stuart Law said that his team failed to execute the plans properly in the fifth one-day International against India. The former Australian batsmen didn’t find anything wrong with his captain’s decision to bat first or with the pitch.

"I come from Australia and we bat first after winning the toss no matter what the wicket looks like. You never know until a ball is bowled. It was a not a terrible wicket. But, no excuse we didn’t bat the way we should have. It was slow and there was no grass. The ball swung maybe for the first two or three overs.  When the ball started getting older Marlon Samuels started hitting the ball through the covers. Powell also played a few nice shots. Jason was playing well. But, We didn’t cash in,’’ he said.

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Stuart Law was pleased with the way Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer played in this series, but said that it was a lost opportunity for some especially the openers. He said that his team was competitive in the series, but ran out of steam in the last two one-dayers.

"Shai Hope and Hetmeyer scored heavily in the first three matches. Jason is obviously the best player we have. We played well in Vishakapatanam and Pune and showed how good we are, but obviously there was no petrol left in the tank in the last two one-day internationals for these youngsters,’’ he said.

"Playing against the world best side like India is a tough task for the youngsters. Their failures are not due to the lack of skills, but it is about temperament. Pressure does funny things. It affects your decision making and playing before such big crowds in India can be a challenging experience for these youngsters,’’ he said.