Melbourne: Australian selector Mark Waugh has launched a scathing attack on the West Indies cricket team ahead of the second Test match scheduled to start on Boxing Day (December 26) in Melbourne.

Mark Waugh

Waugh has also lashed out at senior members of Jason Holder’s outfit following their ignominious defeat against Australia inside three days in the opening Test, CMC reported.

The former Australian cricketer has singled out Marlon Samuels and wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Ramdin, questioning their roles in the side. Waugh is predicting that if the West Indies do not lift their game, the remaining two Tests would be over in three days as well.

‘Issue with seniors’
“He is a problem,” said Waugh, referring to Samuels. “There is definitely an issue with the senior players in that group.

Without knowing exactly what is going on in the dressing room, you can see there is no team camaraderie there or willingness for the senior players to drive any intensity.”

He added: “Their game awareness (in the first Test) and tactically they were very naive. If they do that again in Melbourne there will be the same result (in the second Test). The same in Sydney (third Test).”