No need to panic, says Windies coach
PERTH, Australia (CMC) – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says there is no need to press the panic button despite watching his side get routed by Australia for their third lowest total in One-Day Internationals on Friday.
Opting to bat first at the WACA Ground, the Windies were rolled over for 70 in seamer-friendly conditions with only three batsmen making it into double figures but none making it to 20.
The game ended in just over three hours with a nine-wicket defeat for the Caribbean side.
“It is not a situation where you will make wholesale changes, it’s only the first match in a five-match series so we’ve lost the first contest and there are four more to go and we’re obviously eagerly looking forward to the next four,” Gibson told a media conference on Saturday.
“I don’t expect there to be too many changes. The guys that were picked in the first game are the guys that we thought could do the job. We got knocked over [but] you have to back the guys you have in your squad."