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Windies expect fightback

28th January 2019, 08:20 by Nick Harris

West Indies director of cricket Richard Pybus has warned the team they can expect an England backlash in the second Test.

Joe Root’s side were thrashed in the opening Test by 381 runs and have been heavily criticised for their lack of preparation and their team selection.

They will be looking for a response in the second Test in Antigua, which starts this week, and Pybus is aware of the dangers of a fightback and has warned his players to be ready.

"Is it my job to keep their feet on the floor? Absolutely. We have our goals for the series, and we have ticked off the first Test," he told reporters.

"But England will be hurting. They are a quality side and I have huge respect for them. They will come back at us in Antigua. Our game has to be at the highest level for them."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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