Guyana Harpy Eagles Head Coach Esuan Crandon hopes for further improvement in the team’s batting and bowling consistency, but remains confident they can defeat Barbados Pride if they remain disciplined on the pitch.
The team recently completed a four-day warm-up practice match at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
Coach Esuan Crandon expressed more work to be done before the team takes on Barbados Pride next week.
Crandon said, “I think we still need to put it together and find a way for our batters to score big runs. I think that’s been our major concern, I guess it’s important that we utilise a couple days we have in Trinidad to prepare – not only physically, but mentally, tactically and technically. It’s important that we are able to execute our plans really well. You know get the upper hand early and have a good start in that game and try to put them under some pressure.”
Crandon additionally stressed the importance of the players putting out a good performance for a better chance of earning their call-ups to the West Indies team.
He notes that the few days in Trinidad and Tobago before the remaining three rounds of the Regional Four-Day Championship beginning May 18 will give them an opportunity to do some additional preparation.
The Coach said, “That’s something we have been stressing a lot on recently. Hopefully those guys will take more responsibility and want to bat more, show more fire in their belly.”
“We know they are some really experienced players. Those guys would have played a lot of cricket over the years, they know their game well. So it’s just a matter of being disciplined enough to execute their skills really well consistently throughout the period they’re going to be batting and trying to score big and put the team in a good position.”
The Guyana Harpy Eagles will face Barbados Pride from May 18-21, 2022, at the Queen’s Park Oval, Jamaica Scorpions from May 25-28, 2022, at Deigo Martin and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force from June 1-4, 2022, at Queen’s Park Oval.
Guyana Harpy Eagles squad:
Leon Johnson (Captain)
Keemo Paul (Vice-Captain)
Chandrapaul Hemraj, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Veerasammy Permaul, Gudakesh Motie, Nial Smith, Tevin Imlach, Vishaul Singh, Akshaya Persaud, Ronsford Beaton, Demetri Cameron, Antony Adams, Kevin Sinclair and Anthony Bramble.