Crandon confident West Indies Women can rebound against England
Assistant Coach Esuan Crandon is confident West Indies Women can rebound against England’s Women and give a good showing in the remaining three games.
England’s Women have won both the opening games of the five-match T20 series, by identical 47-run margins, but Crandon believes his side has “a fairly good chance” of turning the tide.
“Three games to go still in the series, we have reinforced to them that if we win the next game we are back in the series and can build some momentum from there and put some pressure on the English players and take care of the last two games,” Crandon said on the eve of the contest.
The crucial third match is set for Saturday (September25) at 08:00h in Derby.
In the opening game on Monday, England put up 163-8 and restricted the 2016 World T20 champs to 116-6 with only Deandra Dottin getting into double-figures with 69.
In game two on Wednesday, England recovered from 96-6 to post 151-8; West Indies were cruising at 72-1 in the 12th over before a collapse saw them finishing on 104-8 with only Dottin (38) and skipper Stafanie Taylor (28) getting into double-figures.
Crandon said the onus is now on the batters take up the responsibility going forward, and fulfill the roles they have been selected to play.
After Saturday’s match, the final two games will be played on September 28 and 30.