Veteran fast bowler Courtney Walsh believes that West Indies made a mistake by inviting England to bat first after winning the toss in the second and third Tests. Due to this, he had to lose the series.
The West Indies had won the first Test at Southampton by four wickets but had to face defeat in the second and third Test at Old Trafford to help England win the Wisden Trophy again.
Walsh told Sky Sports, 'They were probably thinking that we are ahead 1-0, let's play safely and try to avoid defeat in the next two Tests and I think here they did what England wanted it. '
Walsh, who took 519 wickets in 132 Tests for the West Indies, said, “Winning the toss twice and not batting is a good question that they have to answer.” I think we probably lost the series.
Walsh, however, credited the return to the England team after their loss in the first Test. He said, “But still you cannot take credit from England.” He played superb cricket. He has a few top-level bowlers and Broad landed with the intention of proving himself in the second Test and then continued this rhythm. Once in rhythm, England dominated. '