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Windies rope in Ramnaresh Sarwan to mentor batsmen

IANS  |  Barbados 

Former batsman has accepted the invitation of the country's board to work as a mentor and provide batting tips to the side's batsmen in the run-up to the tri-nation series in and

The 38-year-old, who played 87 Tests, 181 ODIs and 18 T20Is between 2000 and 2013 for the West Indies, will spend the remainder of the week working with the players, especially the batsmen, helping them to fortify their game. However, it is not certain whether he will travel with the side for slated to be held in England and from May 30.

"I have come here to act as kind of a mentor to the players and try my best to assist them in any technical ways and with any shortcomings where I think they can improve, and to offer as much help to the head coach, Floyd Reifer, and his coaching staff," said

He admitted that the batsmen have struggled to rotate the strike in the past and thus he would be helping the players to improve their running between the wickets and in finishing games.

"I know our batsmen have struggled in the past with rotating the strike, so I am trying to see how best we can get them to improve in this area," he said. "It's not an overnight fix, but it's important to share ideas with them, so that they have something to build on," he said.

Reifer, who took over as last week, is expecting to have a "wealth of knowledge" to share.

"We are hoping he can help the batsmen get a better understanding of how to finish games, the mindset, how to approach batting first, how to approach batting last, so we thought that kind of knowledge was very important to share. He fitted in very well. He did a lot of talking and a lot of work with the batsmen," he said.

West Indies will begin their campaign against on May 31 at Before that, they will participate in the tri-series in which includes as the third team.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 17:28 IST
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