Windies vs India 2018, Daren Ganga
Daren Ganga says Windies would find it tough to make a comeback in the Test series. Image Courtesy: Getty

Former Windies batsman, Daren Ganga feels a lot needs to get changed if Windies have to seek redemption against India in the second Test in Hyderabad. While speaking to the India Express, Daren Ganga says he can understand the reactions that have come from the fans.

It would be tough to make a comeback – Ganga

Meanwhile, Windies put up a poor show in the first match of the two-match Test series against India as they lost to India by an innings and 272 runs in Rajkot. However, the 39-year old also added the team India has dominated their oppositions over the years at home.

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Daren Ganga says it would be tough for the Windies to make a comeback in the Test series. Image Courtesy: Twitter

“I can understand the reactions. India has set a standard for themselves. This series is not adding any value to the No.1 Test team in the world, more so when they have been defeated by a strong England team in England and they have the challenge of Australia ahead. We also need to consider this Indian team has dominated all opposition over the years at home. Let’s not forget that India is a performing team while Windies are a forming team. That will amplify the gap between the two squads.

“While people on the outside only see these 12-15 players representing the West Indies, they don’t see the back-end of what is happening with our cricket and the systemic issues around it,” Daren Ganga said.

Moreover, Ganga said the Windies management is facing some systematic issues around them. Windies players are more into franchise cricket which is the critical issue to worry them.

Lack of good players in the domestic circuit has hurt our cricket

Daren Ganga
Daren Ganga feels the lack of quality players in the domestic circuit has hurt West Indies cricket. Image Courtesy: Getty

However, Ganga feels the reason behind the move is only for the lack of financial security. The teams unlike India, Australia, England, and South Africa have had a lot of resources to retain their quality players.

“Teams like India, Australia, England and South Africa have the resources to ensure that their players don’t need to compromise on their marketability and that as a professional they can continue to earn what they will from the open market even after lining themselves with the national team. They can support their players and satisfy their earning ability at home unlike us. Back home, a lot of it is left to the players themselves to ensure that they become world-class. Daren Ganga added.


Furthermore, the former opener feels it has become worse for the Windies due to the lack of quality players in the domestic circuit.

Daren Ganga moreover thinks it will be challenging for the team to make a comeback in the second game, which begins on Friday (October 12th).

Arijit Chatterjee

An avid sports lover