Windies lead the series 1-0 following their magnificent performance last week at Kensington Oval in Barbados, where they won by 381 runs inside four days. There were several outstanding performances in the first contest of the three-match rubber, and Radford said the aim is to follow-up with another solid display with bat, ball and in the field.
“We are still the underdogs. We know they are a good team and will come back hard here in Antigua. But we have our plans and once we plan well and play well, we are confident. We have a lot of very good performers, you can’t take us lightly. It is clear from what you saw in the first Test in Barbados that we have a great group of quality, young players who know what they are doing. We are a good side,” Radford said.
“Consistency has always been an issue for us. We have had many good days like what you saw last week. We’ve beaten some top sides around the world, so we know we are capable of it when everything clicks. It is all about backing it up and that has to be our challenge – to come, do it again and turn it into 2-0.”
1st Test: Kensington Oval – Jan 23-27
2nd Test: Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground – Jan 31 to Feb 4
3rd Test: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground – Feb 9-13