Adrian Barath has called for a complete West Indies performance in the final Test against England, at Edgbaston, as they aim to avoid a series whitewash.
The tourists came into the tour with low expectations and with many sports betting experts predicting an England victory at a canter.
While England clinched the series with victories at Lord’s and Trent Bridge, the West Indies certainly gave the hosts a scare, and could have emerged victorious but for untimely collapses in both Tests.
Barath conceded that the West Indies must cut out sloppy sessions, if they are to halt a disastrous run of only two wins in their last 32 Test matches.
“Sometimes we dominate the game for three days, but then we mess up in one session”, said the opener.
“That’s the mindset we’re working upon. That is what Test cricket is all about. It’s not a couple of hours – it’s over the course of five days. You have to be on the money every day, every hour, every over.”
The West Indies go into the third Test, on Thursday, aiming to regain lost pride ahead of the one-day series, later this month. Barath is desperate to defy previous results and scores, and finish on a high.
“It’s about getting a Test win – getting a win against England. It’s definitely nothing impossible for us. We showed at Lord’s, where we got those early wickets. If we had carried on getting wickets anything would have been possible”, added Barath.
“We’re really looking forward to getting a win here, and bringing some pride to the West Indies.”
The West Indies will be without impressive fast bowler, Kemar Roach, in the final Test after he flew home with a shin problem. Tino Best is in line for his first international appearance since 2009.