Former skippers, Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan, will work with West Indies batsmen ahead of India Test series. @IANS

Ahead of their two-match Test series against India, former West Indies skippers Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan will work with the West Indies batsmen during the pre-Test camp in Antigua, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Friday.

Jimmy Adams, ex-West Indies skipper and now the Director of Cricket at CWI, was grateful to his former teammates for coming on board to guide the young West Indies batsmen.

“We have some good young batsman in the team who we believe will form the future of West Indies cricket. We saw some very good signs of development earlier this year in the Test matches when we played so very well to beat England and we want to see them grow and become outstanding players for the West Indies,” a CWI media release quoted Adams as saying.


“We have taken the step to have Brian and ‘Ronnie’ work with these players, who have demonstrated a will to learn and succeed. We know they still have the passion and love for West Indies cricket and are eager to assist and share their information with the present generation,” added Adams.

Having lost the T20I and ODI series, 3-0 and 2-0 respectively, West Indies will be keen to turn the tide in the Test series against the Virat Kohli-led Indian side.

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The two-match series will kick off at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium,North Sound in Antigua on August 22 while Sabina Park, Kingston in Jamaica will host the second Test which commences on August 30.