West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says he is encouraged by how well some players have done in the Regional First Class season and hopes in the home series against New Zealand they will make amends for last year’s poor showing.
The Black Caps arrive in the Caribbean for a Test series later this month buoyant from the fact that they beat the West Indies 2-0 last year at home.
Gibson said that he is pleased that many West Indies players scored hundreds in the recent series that Jamaica won. Batting was their main failing last time.
New Zealand will play three Tests and two Twenty20 internationals, in a tour running from May 29 to July 6.
Although West Indies rely more on spin bowling is now a, Gibson added that he is relieved that fast bowler Jerome Taylor is back on the scene to replace Kemar Roach who was recently injured in a car crash.