Graeme West impressed with Windies under-19s

By May 13, 2019
Windies Under-19 head coach, Graeme West Windies Under-19 head coach, Graeme West

The talent in the Caribbean at the under-19 level has impressed Windies under-19 coach Graeme West. 

The coach’s impressions came after a training camp for under-19 recruits at the West Indies High Performance Centre recently.

“The players worked very hard and maintained high standards right the way through until the end,” the head coach told CWI Media.

Despite the talent he has seen, West believes, success or failure is still a long way away.

“The success of each of the Under-19 teams with which I have worked over the last few years is dependent heavily on how quickly they can harness that talent and build and grow game understanding and the ability to repeat their skills at the highest level in pressure situations,” said West.

“It’s still early days, but there is some real ability within this group of players.”

According to West, the ability to strike the ball from the under-19s is impressive and their athleticism was good.

While a number of camps have been planned over the last few months, the players have also been given individual programmes to work on in their own countries.

The development camps will continue until July when the players go into the West Indies Under-19 Championships in August. That competition, along with the development programmes, should go some way towards preparation for the Under-19 World Cup.

The Windies won the World Cup in India three years ago but failed to achieve the same heights at the last one.

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