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Sir Viv wants more aggressive leadership from West Indies skipper Ramdin

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 4:07 PM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):

Former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards said current captain Denesh Ramdin needs to lead the regional side with more aggression following their loss to England in the second Test match.

He believes Ramdin needs to develop a killer instinct.

"There are times when I think he is positive and there are times when I think, sometimes, where the falling asleep syndrome sort of comes into play," said Richards.

"You can see from the outside ... when England were 40 something for three there could have been a much more aggressive attitude in terms of getting Root and Bell out."

Sir Viv, who as a captain won 27 of 50 Test matches and lost only eight, said there was no reason for the regional side to lose the game.

"One has got to remember also that if you cannot win the match you should not lose," said Richards, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

"It wasn't a devil as a wicket, but we still got out and especially from good positions ... it's all about maybe playing as hard as you can knowing you are behind and the only thing you have left now is basically for you to try and draw the series. We haven't totally been outplayed, so at least there is a chance."