Law was all praise for pacer Shannon Gabriel stating he was the one who 'put the wind up' England with his express pace.
Law was all praise for pacer Shannon Gabriel stating he was the one who ‘put the wind up’ England with his express pace.

West Indies team’s former coach Stuart Law said that the hosts had a better plan against England in the ongoing Test series which WI lead 2-0 with one more match to go, starting Saturday. (ALSO READ: For resurgent West Indies, sky is the limit: Vasbert Drakes)

“West Indies had better plans. The strategy was very simple, bowl fast and straight,” said Law who is now the the head coach of England county side Middlesex. (ALSO READ: ICC’s decision to ban Holder “crippling”: Dave Cameron)

“They attacked the stumps more when they bowled. England were bowling pretty balls outside off stump.” (ALSO READ: 3rd Test: Keemo Paul replaces Jason Holder; Kraigg Brathwaite to captain West Indies)

Law was all praise for pacer Shannon Gabriel stating he was the one who ‘put the wind up’ England with his express pace.

“Shannon Gabriel bowling at (that pace), no-one wants to face it and I know for a fact a few England boys don’t like facing Shannon,” Law said, adding, “You can’t buy pace. It’s a god given talent… that allows these guys to get up to those speeds. He wasn’t the main destroyer. He was the one who put the wind up (England) and got them thinking, and then you had the skill and the craft of Kemar Roach, and Jason Holder with his big swing and bounce and a young firebrand Alzarri Joseph who can let rip at 90-plus as well.   

England lose the first two Test by 381 runs and ten wickets, respectively with Kemar Roach leading wicket-takers tally in the series so far with 13 scalps in two matches.