Brian Lara Joined West Indies Team as Performance Mentor

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has recruited Brian Lara as a performance mentor who will assist West Indies International teams across all formats and with the board’s academy. Brian will be working very closely with all the head coaches and support staff available for the International cricket teams of West Indies as well as he will share his valuable input directly with the Direct of West Indies Cricket on upcoming ICC World Cup Tournaments in the next 18 months which are ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 as well as ICC T20 World Cup in 2024

Lara gave a precise statement on joining CWI as a performance mentor which is as follows.

Having spent time with the players and coaches in Australia and in discussions with CWI, I believe that I can help the players with their mental approach to the game and their tactics to be more successful.

Brian Lara

While Jimmy Adams, Director of Cricket West Indies have high hopes for Legend Brian Lara on his upcoming assignment. He said: 

I am really looking forward to Brian making a significant contribution to our cricket system by providing invaluable guidance and advice to our players and coaches,” Adams said. “We are confident that Brian will help to improve our high-performance mindset and strategic culture that will bring us more success on the field across all formats. Everyone is excited to have Brian involved in supporting our players.

Jimmy Adams, Director of Cricket CWI

Cricket West Indies has roped in Legend Brian Lara after extensive discussions with him on the review panel which was set up to find the key issues of the group stage knockout of team West Indies in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. 

It will be interesting to see how Lara schedules his time because he is also promoted very recently to Head Coach For Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2023 after the franchise decided to let go of Tom Moody in September 2022. 

West Indies Cricket is currently going through a complete overhaul of their cricket teams in all formats because many of their top cricket stars like Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, and others have retired which created a big gap to fill immediately. Caribbean Premier League is a major source for Cricket West Indies to find young exciting prospects for limited format while Brian Lara will now help the upcoming future stars of West Indies work on their mental approach and technique required to survive in a longer format. 

Nicholas Pooran stepped down as captain in November last year after they were knocked out in the group stage of the ICC T20 World Cup so Lara will surely give some names for a leadership role who can help the team get back to fantastic glory days in the limited format. 

With ICC Cricket World Cup scheduled in India in October/November this year, Lara only got eight months to make bid decisions and prepare West Indies to achieve wonders at the World Cup. West Indies historically has done quite well in India in ICC events and they also get huge local Indian support whenever they play in India which is something they will like to cash in big time this year. 

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