<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="West Indies looked drunk during Test series against India: Clive Lloyd" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131119102220.jpg" title="West Indies looked drunk during Test series against India: Clive Lloyd" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Clive Lloyd also said that right now, West Indies need to work with what we have, develop and polish their crop of young players at the high performance centre © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Nov 19, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former skipper <a href="/tags/Clive-Lloyd/post" target="_blank">Clive Lloyd</a> has made a scathing attack at the <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a> team saying that their performance against <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a> in the recently-concluded Test series was disappointing. Lloyd said the Caribbean cricketers not only have a 'hangover’ of Twenty20 cricket, but they looked drunk.<br /> <br /> Lloyd opined that playing too many T20 games in the Caribbean Premier League wasn’t the reason for West Indies’ humiliating defeat to India. He told <em>Indian Express</em>, "T20 hangover? I think they looked drunk. I personally believe that T20 is something that brings people to the game, brings money to players and if its doing that then you have to stick with it. However, a diet of too much T20 can be very harmful."<br /> <br /> "I believe T20 is an exhibition while Test cricket is an examination. If you can separate them, then it is absolutely fine. However, I don't want the first thing that young players want to learn is to hit the ball out of the ground. Proper technique and the vital rudiments of the game are very important," Lloyd said.<br /> <br /> Lloyd bemoaned about West Indies’ lacklustre batting show in India, and said, "I believe that in the second Test, once they made 182 they were behind the game. With the batting line-up that India has, they made the West Indies pay for such a small total. The batsmen caved under pressure. However, I also believe that in the first Test when we had them at 120 odd for five, we really missed quality bowlers. We were short on penetrative bowling. I believe that any side you choose, be it ODI [One-Day International] or Test, it needs to have balance. Sadly, there is no visible balance in this side.<br /> <br /> "I think and I hope that the West Indian batsmen have learned their lessons after watching how the Indian batsmen went about their business. The Indians can play aggressive ODI cricket but they can also transform into Test player, show restraint and bat for long periods. You simply cannot play some of the shots that a few of the (West Indian) batsmen played. The batting unit is pretty young, but these young batters need to learn how to apply themselves in a Test-match situation," he added.<br /> <br /> Expressing his views on the much-debated topic of <a href="/tags/Darren-Sammy/post" target="_blank">Darren Sammy</a>'s captaincy and the questions over his place in the Test side, the legendary cricketer said, "Sammy as a captain has brought the guys together. They are definitely looking a better bunch under his leadership. But now, I think people are taking a look at the balance of the side. I believe that when a team is losing, the captain is the first person to be blamed. However, having said that, he [Sammy] needs to take a look at himself, put his hand up and the selectors need to take a decision on."<br /> <br /> West Indies had more bad luck off the field when their lead spinner <a href="/tags/Shane-Shillingford/post" target="_blank">Shane Shillingford</a> and <a href="/tags/Marlon-Samuels/post" target="_blank">Marlon Samuels</a> were reported for suspect bowling action.<br /> <br /> The legenday cricketer expressed, "It is quite a disappointing thing that Shillingford was reported, considering he was our best bowler. It is not his first time, he has been called before. However, in my opinion, I find it difficult to see it. He bowled a lot of overs, maybe he got tired and his arm dropped a little. Shillingford didn't look like he was throwing, at least to me but then its all down to the umpire (reporting a suspect action)."<br /> <br /> Lloyd admitted while the West Indies dominated the cricket world, they did not prepare well for the future.<br /> "Suppose we did not really have a second wave of players. We did not prepare so well for the future. We thought we would always have other good players coming through. But, people back home in the West Indies have gravitated towards other things. There is of course Usain Bolt and athletics, basketball, football and boxing. Right now, we need to work with what we have, develop and polish our crop of young players at the high performance centre," he concluded.