CRICKET-WIN/IND-Winning no quick fix for Windies, cautions Estwick.


Assistant coach Roddy Estwick has urged patience with the West Indies rebuilding efforts, cautioning that success would not be immediate for the Caribbean side.

West Indies suffered a 3-0 whitewash to India in the Twenty20 series which ended earlier this week, to extend their misery from the recent ICC 50-over World Cup when they managed just two wins in nine outings to finish ninth.

'It's all about consistency. You've got to start somewhere. If you look back at our history you would see we've been losing for quite a number of years,' Estwick told media following the rained off opening One-Day International against India here Thursday.

'But we've now got to put systems in place, we've got to make sure the intensity improves, we've got to make sure the fitness improves and once we can start ticking the boxes in all the areas, then we're sure we can turn it around.

'But it's not going to happen overnight. I know the people in the Caribbean are expecting us to win straight away but we want to build blocks, we want to make sure that when we win we can go on a decent run and we can be consistent for a number of years.'

West Indies face a tough couple of weeks as they take on the powerful Indians in the remaining two One-Day Internationals, and then Tests in Antigua and Jamaica.

Significantly, the home side have not beaten India in an ODI series in 13 years, and have won only two of their last 11 meetings.

However, Estwick said West Indies would head to Trinidad focussed on enhancing their processes so they could ensure positive results.

'We want to win, we want to turn it around. That's very...

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