The West Indies captain Jason Holder feels that their batting performance has let them down in the recently concluded tournaments and made them stand at the ninth position of the ten teams that’ve participated. So, he wanted the batsmen to carry forward their innings deep after getting starts.
“Too many instances where we have gotten starts as individuals but never carried them deep into the innings, so that’s one area we have pinpointed and once we’ve tackled that we will be for sure in a very good position,” – holder said.
In the last two series where West Indies played against India, it was a 3-1 loss. In spite of that, the team has shown exceptionally good performance with their bowling strategy in the match against England in the Caribbean before the World cup. Holder said that their bowling in both the series and world Cup is the strongest part.
“For me, it’s just a matter of remaining disciplined with the new ball, taking in more wickets and focus on their middle order and take the game from there,” – Holder added.
Holder believed humidity will play a crucial part in the match as it’s been quite humid for the past few days at Guyana. However, the last two games played by them in Guyana were high scoring and Holder expects the same in this series too.
Holder speaking on Chris Gayle said “His presence is always felt whenever he steps onto a cricket field or in the dressing room,”
Chris Gayle, the player of the series against England, who has initially announced his retirement for the World Cup, decided to come back for the one last ODI series of West Indies. Now, the opener got another chance to break the records of Brian Lara and become the leading run-getter for the West Indies in the ODI series.