London: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has said he would like to utilize his experience as England’s bowling coach against them in their three-match Test series, starting on May 17 at Lord’s.
Gibson took the West Indies job in 2010 and is using what he learned under Peter Moores and Andy Flower to surprise England in the first Test.
He believes the Windies players are slowly growing in confidence, and it won’t be long when his young team would become a force to reckon with in future.
“In the dressing room, we are starting to have a lot more belief in ourselves and in what we’re doing. The players are taking a lot more pride in their cricket and in the situations they are in,” The Daily Mirror quoted Gibson, as saying.
When I first went to the Caribbean to take this job I saw a team that lacked belief and who didn’t think they could compete with the big boys, now they go toe-to-toe and compete all the way.
“When I was here, England were on the road to the success that they have gone on to have, so when I went to the Caribbean I thought if it is good enough for England then it should work here too,” he added.
“I had to create a good environment and there are things I firmly believe in such as a professional sportsman must have a professional attitude,” he said.