Finding and promoting more fast bowlers from the domestic circuit, that can bowl in the 85-90mph range and be penetrative, is a key facet to developing the West Indies team across various formats.This is the view of a former West Indies’ fast bowler who is working as a commentator during the ongoing Test series against India.
“West Indies need to develop some of its fast bowlers,” Ian Bishop told Cricbuzz. “Shannon Gabriel is showing he is a hard-worker and has pace, but he needs to step up especially in his Test match record and I know he wants to improve.
“But we need more bowlers like him, three or four guys that will give the team that cut and thrust across all formats of the game. That is very high up on the agenda.”
West Indies’ fast bowling stocks were further depleted with Jerome Taylor’s sudden retirement because he felt disrespected when Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors, asked him to play in the warm-up game against the visitors. Since making that decision, Taylor has shown good form in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League for St. Lucia Zouks.