GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):
West Indies A head coach Hendy Springer has lauded his side's fighting spirit and maturity as it prepared to take on India A in the third and decisive four-day 'Test' at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium today.
The hosts came within a whisker of winning the opening 'Test' in Barbados before being undone by a brilliant innings by captain Cheteshwar Pujara, before rebounding to crush the visitors by 125 runs in the second fixture in St Vincent earlier this week.
Over the next few days, they will go in search of another victory that would secure them the series and Springer said he was impressed with the attitude of his charges.
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"I am seeing improvement. I am seeing commitment. I am seeing hard work. We have a group of young men who want to do well, who are enjoying their cricket and who are giving their all. Everyone understands what is required. This positive approach, the belief in each other, is paying off," Springer said.
"We went from a situation where a few players seemed a little intimidated going into that first match, to a place where we came to within two wickets of victory ... to the present situation, where we proved to everyone that we can perform and win at this level.
"We will have that same kind of belief going into the final match. The surface here might be a bit different to those in Barbados and St Vincent, so we will make the necessary adjustment and play what we know."