Pollard & Narine’s return excites Windies coach Reifer
Florida, Aug 1: With the experienced duo of Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine returning to the T20I squad and skipper Carlos Brathwaite leading from the front, West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer expects some fireworks from the team when they take on Virat Kohli and boys in the three-match T20I series starting on Saturday. The first two games of the three-match series are to be held in the US.
The West Indies T20 squad is currently acclimatising with the conditions and Reifer's said his team has a fine blend of youth and experience.
"The team is young, and we like to mix the experienced players with the youth. We have a very good blend. We are looking forward to the matches here in Florida. It should be a very exciting weekend, with lots of entertainment for the fans," Reifer told Cricket West Indies' official website.
The coach also said that the return of T20 specialists like Pollard and Narine will be beneficial for his side.
"We have players like (Kieron) Pollard and (Sunil) Narine making a return to the team as well as the captain Carlos Brathwaite and they have a lot of experience at this level and in this format," Reifer opined.
The coach also praised 27-year-old left-arm spinner Khary Pierre, who made his T20 International debut against India last year in Kolkata and reserve wicket-keeper Anthony Bramble.
"We have young Khary Pierre, a very good spinner, he played in India last year and he bowled quite well. He is also a good fielder. Bramble has been around first-class cricket for a while and he has played some very good innings for Guyana. He toured with the West Indies B team to Canada and did a great job as captain. You can see how eager he is to get out there on the park and perform at this level," the 47-year-old pointed.