"Not disrespecting the players who have gone to the IPL, but you can't really decide to go away, and walk straight back into the team. For me, that's a concern," said Ambrose who was present at Lord's for the first test between England and New Zealand, and promote his new autobiography, "Time to Talk."     

"I believe we should try our best to field our strongest team," said the WI bowling coach.

"Unfortunately, some of our top players are in the IPL at the moment. They should decide whether they want to play for West Indies or go to the IPL."

However, he sympathized with players who stayed home to play for the West Indies, and were doing OK.

He added the talent was there to be a top team again noting that "from time to time I see some brilliance," insisting they just needed more confidence and self-belief.

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