Limited overs captain Keiron Pollard is urging West Indies players to use the time away from the field due to spread of Covid-19 as a chance for introspection to improve elements of their game. Pollard who is six months in as captain, believes the Caribbean players can learn a lot mentally and physically during this period.
“It’s a good time to look at where you are as an individual in your career and what you want to achieve going forward. You also have to take this time to keep yourself in physical shape because when everything is back to normal and we need to go on tour, we may not have enough time to prepare,” he said.
Speaking for the first time since the non-selection of the batsmen Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer for the ODI leg of the tour of Sri Lanka recently, Pollard hinted that it was more than just failing a fitness test.
“There’s a whole package that would have happened before and even during and after we got into the stage that we got in the last series. As professionals, you always want to perform at the optimal level. I won’t go into the details of all the things that transpired but guys have been notified as to where they need to be and the onus is on individuals to try and meet those requirements,” said Pollard.
The West Indies next limited overs assignment is scheduled for July against New Zealand in the Caribbean but are due to tour England in June for a three test series.