Brathwaite Says Batsmen let West Indies Down

Kraigg Brathwaite.
Kraigg Brathwaite. photograph: cmc

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite mentioned Friday that, for probably the most half, the batsmen did not ship within the Check sequence towards Sri Lanka wherein the regional facet was whitewashed.

Talking after West Indies misplaced the second and ultimate Check by 164 runs, Brathwaite careworn, as he had previous to the beginning of the sequence, that they wanted the self-discipline to bat for longer durations.

“Batting-wise we let ourselves down. We simply didn’t get large enough totals to trigger any strain on Sri Lanka,” the skipper mentioned when requested what he believed went improper within the sequence.

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Only a few West Indies batsmen placed on important totals within the sequence because the Sri Lankan spin bowling did harm. Nkrumah Bonner made probably the most runs – 148 – over the 2 matches, adopted by the captain who contributed 119 and Jermaine Blackwood whose received a complete of 109 runs.

Brathwaite, nonetheless, gave credit score to a couple of his facet’s batsmen in addition to the bowlers.

“All of the bowlers put in a great effort and we noticed some good batting from Bonner and Joshua [Da Silva] and people are positives we will take. It’s simply as batsmen to do it for longer durations.

“It was good to see [Veerasammy] Permaul coming again in after a pair years and getting his first five-wicket haul. I feel all of the spinners actually put in a giant effort – Roston [Chase] getting a five-for, [Jomel] Warrican getting a four-for And the quick bowlers put within the effort on spinner-friendly situations.”

West Indies are set to face England within the Caribbean in a five-match T20I sequence in January subsequent 12 months, adopted by a three-Check sequence in March.

Brathwaite mentioned it was necessary for the batsmen to get it proper by then.

“Actually and really all of it boils right down to having the self-discipline and doing it for lengthy durations. I don’t suppose it might change by way of spin-friendly situations within the Caribbean…. I feel it’s to have that self-discipline all through to bat for longer durations. We’re exhibiting we might do it, however we’re simply not doing it for lengthy sufficient,” the skipper mentioned.

Chasing 297 for victory within the second Check on the Galle Worldwide Stadium on Friday after Sri Lanka declared on 345 for 9, West Indies suffered a batting collapse which noticed them lose their final eight wickets for 40 runs, being dismissed for 132 in 56 overs.

Spinners Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya took 5 wickets every to propel their staff to the win. Left-arm spinner Permaul, who had made a career-best haul throughout Sri Lanka’s first innings, had the very best bowling figures of 3-106 whereas off-spinner Chase took 2-82.

West Indies had misplaced the primary match by 187 runs, and subsequently did not get any of the World Check Championship factors that have been up for grabs, with all 12 going to the hosts.



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