Walsh thinks the conditions in England might hamper the West Indies chances of winning
West Indies bowling legend, Courtney Walsh believes it is vital that the West Indies stay consistent and adapt to the conditions in England as soon as possible.
The West Indies will be in England from May 5 to June 24, where they will play three Tests, three ODIs and one Twenty20 International.
Speaking exclusively to the Jamaica Gleaner, Walsh said: “The team is playing some pretty good cricket at the moment and if they can carry that to England and be consistent they are in with a shout.”
Walsh, has liked the attitude and heart the team showed during their tough 2-0 series loss against Australia.
“I like the body language, the way the guys are playing and everybody seems to be giving it a hundred per cent,” he said.
Most of the players in the current West Indies squad have not played a single international game in England, which makes them extremely vulnerable in the experience department.
With conditions looking to be cold and bleak, the West Indies will be facing yet another challenging series, especially after having faced Australia.
“As for the West Indies, it should be a testing time at this time of the year, given the weather, but the quicker the team can cope with the conditions the better it will be for them,” Walsh said.
During his 18-year career, Walsh was one of the most feared pace bowlers around, snapping up 519 wickets from 132 Tests before he retired from international cricket.
However, Walsh also noted that since England were playing on home soil, they would be the favourites to win most of the matches.
“England is the number one team in the world at the moment and at home they will start as favourites, they have played some very good cricket over their last couple of tours and at home they will be looking to make the best use of the conditions,” he said.