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Windies should learn from terrific Williamson: Lloyd

22 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Clive Lloyd says the West Indies should learn the art of adaptability from New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as they fight to avoid World Cup elimination, reports AFP.

Jason Holder’s side have managed only one win from five matches ahead of Friday’s game against New Zealand in Manchester. With their hopes of reaching the semi-finals fading fast, Lloyd, the captain of the West Indies side that won the World Cup in 1975 and 1979, believes his country should take a leaf out of Williamson’s “masterful” knock.

“The West Indies need to raise their game if they are to have a chance against New Zealand at Old Trafford on Saturday,” Lloyd wrote in his column for the International Cricket Council.

“In Kane Williamson, the Black Caps have a terrific captain and an even more impressive batsman.

“His innings to knock off South Africa was absolutely masterful, one of the finest I have ever seen in an ODI game. He is a fantastic reader of the game and knows how to adapt to what is going on around him.