West Indies assistant coach Mushtaq Ahmed said on Saturday that he hoped to see his charges move past their sorry state in the Test and one-day international series and bounce back in the forthcoming three Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh starting on Monday in Sylhet.
‘I think life is all about moving on,’ he told the reporters in Sylhet when asked about how he would motivate the players after the series loss.
‘Those guys are in the process of learning. So it’s just a matter of winning a couple of good games. And because we won the second ODI – overall those guys are very good cricketers. They just need to know the method of winning more consistently,’ he added.
West Indies have had a torrid time in Bangladesh, first losing the two-match Test series 2-0 and then suffering a 2-1 loss in the ODI series.
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq however, still believed in his young team’s ability and felt that with experience his players would learn how to perform in the international circuit.
‘It’s a new team, lots of young people, they are learning the brand of international cricket and hopefully sooner or later they can deliver the skill for their nation.’ He said.
West Indies have flown in T20 specialists like Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams for the T20 series against Bangladesh.
Mushtaq hoped that their inclusion will further strengthen an already strong West Indies side captained by Karlos Brathwaite.
‘I think Evin Lewis is back. Pooran is playing very good cricket. There are other guys, as I said there are young people, new blood.
‘But they just need to understand the matter of playing longer and how to win games. I fully believe that those guys are good cricketers.’
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