Lara and Sarwan to work with WI ahead of India Tests


    Former West Indies captains Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan will work with the 13-man squad selected for this month’s two India Tests.

    According to Cricket West Indies, they will “share their immense knowledge, experience and expertise.”

    CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, says the duo will work with “some good young batsman in the team who we believe will form the future of West Indies cricket.”

    He says there were good signs in the Tests against England earlier this year when West Indies won the home series 2-1.

    The youngsters will be getting advice from two of the best to ever represent the West Indies.

    Lara is the leading Test run scorer for the region with 11,953 runs in 131 Test matches, including his world record 400 not out.

    Sarwan made 5,842 Test runs in 87 matches, including 15 centuries and a top score of 291 against England.

    West Indies and India will face off in two Tests which signal the start of the new ICC World Test Championship.

    The first Test will be played from August 22nd to 26th at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua and the second will take place from August 30th to September 3rd at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

    The series is even more crucial, given that the West Indies are yet to win a match during India’s tour of the Caribbean.