“I think spending time at the crease is something important. Obviously, the ball swings a lot in England,
it moves around (so) being able to play the ball late (is key).
It’s not like in the Caribbean where you can actually go a little hard at the ball
in England you have to play with more soft hands and try to play the ball under your eyes,
so hopefully they would be able to adapt to that.”
Sarwan’s comments were almost identical to that of former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd
who believes West Indies batsmen must exhibit a penchant to bat for long periods
if they are to really challenge the Englishmen.
The last time West Indies were in England in 2017, they managed to pull off a historic run-chase at Headingley
but still lost the series. They toppled the Englishmen in the return series in the Caribbean in 2019 to win the Wisden Trophy which they now put on the line.
All three Test matches would be held in a bio-secure environment, and crammed into 21 days.