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Williams has bright future: Estwick

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Kesrick Williams

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):

Bowling coach Roddy Estwick believes Twenty20 specialist Kesrick Williams could have a future beyond the game's shortest format.

The 27-year-old seamer has emerged as a key cog in the West Indies attack over the last year and has proven to be a revelation in his seven matches to date.

"I'm really happy for Kesrick. He's someone who works very, very hard at his game, has a lot of variations, and is improving all the time," Estwick said.

"Since he came in this side in Dubai, he's done wonderfully well and he must continue now to keep working hard and keep improving to see if he can get to the longer format of the game."

The Vincentian impressed on his debut against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi last year and extended his form into the four-match series when Pakistan toured the Caribbean recently.

 

Man of the match

 

He was one of the leading bowlers in the just-concluded series against Afghanistan earning Man of the Match honours last Saturday with three wickets.

While Williams has had limited success at the regional first-class and limited-overs levels, Estwick said there were several aspects to Williams's game that made him an exciting prospect.

"He's got a change of pace. He can get up to 85, 87 miles per hour and he can also come down to 60, so the batsmen really can't set themselves, because they're not sure what's coming," Estwick explained.