West Indies cricket has been passing through a tough phase for quite some time now. The former world champions have slipped further down the rankings after the retirement of their legendary players like Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
While they are managing decent performances in the T20Is, it is in the Tests that they have been quite poor. The players are lacking the temperament to play the 5-day game.
However, the recent Test win against England comes as a major boost to the West Indies. The younger players came to the fore and helped the team register a famous win. This stands as an evidence to the fact that there's no lack of talent in the team. It's just that they need to be properly groomed and given enough chances to prove their mettle.
Here's a list of 5 cricketers in the current Windies team that need to be persisted with in an attempt to turn them into match winners.
#5 Shane Dowrich
The young Windies keeper is certainly one for the future. He's talented, brave, and gritty. He made his debut against the Aussies in 2015 but made a name for himself during India's Caribbean tour of 2016.
The wicket-keeper played some gutsy knocks when the team's chips were down. On many occasions on that tour, he had to play with the tail against the likes of Ashwin, Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Dowrich scored a couple of half centuries in that series.
The 25-year-old is even decent with the gloves behind the stumps. He's swift, agile and quite acrobatic in nature. Recently, the little man even scored a brilliant century against Leicestershire in a warm up game.
While Dowrich might take time to get into the ODI XI, he is certainly one to look out for in the future and needs to be groomed properly.