West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite on Wednesday expressed confidence on the eve of the opening Check towards South Africa right here, saying the workforce will proceed to point out the identical “battle and self-discipline” it had displayed within the final two collection, towards Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
“I believe this collection is an important one for us. South Africa is an excellent Check workforce. We’ve proven plenty of battle and self-discipline previously two collection and we had the correct perspective at key moments within the sport. We have to preserve this strategy on this collection as a result of it is the important thing if you wish to achieve success in Check cricket,” Brathwaite stated.
West Indies had crushed Bangladesh 2-Zero within the away Check collection whereas drawn each their matches towards Sri Lanka within the residence collection.
Brathwaite and quick bowlers, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph, joined the Check coaching squad on Monday following the completion of their quarantine after getting back from their stints within the English county championship. Brathwaite was with Gloucestershire.
Roach put in some high quality performances for Surrey, selecting up career-best eight/40 towards Hampshire. Regardless of the robust re-acclimatisation section, he stated he’s prepared for the primary Check.
“I believe I’ve been bowling loads, clearly in England and the Sri Lanka collection earlier than that. My physique is ready. So, it’s all about topping up, getting the thoughts proper, getting the arrogance going and take it straight into the primary day.”
Joseph stated the Worcestershire expertise will assist him within the collection towards South Africa.
“Expertise in numerous circumstances might be vital to my improvement and profession for the West Indies. I’m excited for the upcoming collection. It is one other alternative for us to bolster the nice work we’ve got been doing thus far this 12 months,” he stated.