Lara clearly thinks he (Shivnarine Chanderpaul)  could do more for the team by moving up the order from the comparatively safe haven of No 5.

“It beats me,” he said. “It is something that I’ve not talked in public about but I would want to know why. If he can be so consistent, why he wouldn’t say ‘let me bat with some more experienced, talented players up the order’? That’s not only going to benefit him but it would help the team.

“Your best batter is going to be at No3 – he is the one who is going to lay the foundations to win a match. If your best batter is coming in five, repairing damage, I don’t understand the logic in it.

“If I was going to be a little critical of the batting line-up at the moment it would be that the top four lack experience. I would like to see Chanderpaul or Marlon Samuels – two guys who have 10 years of experience – maybe jump up to No 3. The younger players, very talented, batting around him would enable them to learn. Not a lot of experience in English conditions is not a good thing…”


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  1. Mr. Charles Brian Lara

    It makes too much sense to the coach,who knows nothing about batting and the rubber stamp captain who is causing us to work harder to achieve results because he can’t use his head and the W.I. cricket board or the selectors can’t even stragetically comprehend what you are saying Sir