London: Batting legend Brian Lara believes West Indies will need to adopt a proactive approach in the upcoming three-Test series against England and consider the matches as four-day games as the visitors don't have the firepower to last five days.
The 51-year-old former skipper said while West Indies boast of a formidable bowling attack, their batting department is a concern, which is precisely the reason behind his statement.
The three-Test series between England and the West Indies starts on Wednesday at Southampton in a ‘bio-secure’ environment, marking the resumption of international cricket which was shutdown in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"They (West Indies) have to be able to pounce immediately. England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites," Lara quoted.
‘I don't think they can last five days, so they have to take these games in four days. They have to establish a lead and keep it.’
The former left-handed batsman said it would be a great achievement for West Indies if they can win the series as they have not won a series in England since 1988.