Jason Holder insisted he was “not too disheartened” by West Indies’ defeat within the T20I collection towards England.
Whereas West Indies had appeared to have turned a nook in current weeks, they rounded off England’s tour of the Caribbean by subsiding to 2 of the heaviest defeats of their T20 historical past within the final couple of video games.
However whereas Holder, the West Indies captain, admitted the outcomes have been disappointing – not least for the good-sized crowd of locals that packed Warner Park to observe regardless of bush fires blowing smoke and ash throughout the bottom – he felt they needed to be stored in perspective.
“We’re a bit dissatisfied,” Holder stated, “however there are nonetheless numerous positives. I positively would have accepted these outcomes when England began their tour. Profitable the Check collection was distinctive and components of the ODI collection have been equally nearly as good.
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“We most likely let ourselves down in different components of the ODI collection however England performed some nice cricket as effectively. And we have been simply outplayed within the T20 collection. However we have seen Sheldon Cottrell come into the aspect and do effectively and Oshane Thomas, too. And Chris Gayle has been excellent. So total, I am fairly happy.”
Holder refuted the suggestion that his aspect’s batting had “fallen aside” regardless of being bowled out for 45 and 71 inside 48 hours, however accepted that they had didn’t adapt to a pitch he characterised as “two-paced”. He additionally identified that West Indies had determined to maintain their ODI aspect collectively for this collection with a view to the World Cup that follows and that, because of this, they have been left wanting just a little tactically.
“We simply did not modify to the wicket,” Holder stated. “It was a bit two-paced and England bowled a very onerous size and requested us to hit them off that size.
“The batting did not disintegrate. We simply did not play the floor in addition to we might have appreciated. I nonetheless really feel the batsmen are fairly assured, however the batting is a bit inconsistent by way of our T20 performances. We must be tighter on the high to construct partnerships.
“We do not wish to brush this end result apart, however we clearly stored the ODI squad collectively to play the T20s. After which, we did not modify to the T20 format. We now have our plans just about nailed down for the ODIs and we performed a very good collection in that format.
“So there’s nonetheless numerous enchancment available and I am clearly dissatisfied. However I am not too disheartened by the efficiency. General the fellows had a fairly good ODI leg and I really feel there’s so much to construct on.”