SOUTHAMPTON: Legendary batsman Brian Lara feels adaptability is the key for Windies to English conditions in the upcoming three-match Test series against hosts and tourists must try and win in four days because they cannot last five days.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic across the globe international cricket has finally resumed after a long gap of 117 days as the three-Test series starts on Wednesday here in a bio-secure environment.
The tourists have a strong fast bowling line-up but their batsmen average only 23.59 in 19 Tests since their most recent tour of England in 2017 said former captain.
“They (Windies) have to be able to pounce immediately. England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites,” Lara told BBC Sport.
Lara, who scored a record 11,953 runs for West Indies in 131 Tests, said the series would depend on how quickly they can adapt to English conditions. (AGENCIES)