Carlos Brathwaite confident West Indies can level ODI series against India

By August 13, 2019

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite is confident his side can bounce back from their 59-run defeat Sunday to level their ODI series against India in the second ODI in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Chasing 280 for victory, the West Indies suffered a middle-order collapse, capitulating from 179 for 4 to 210 all out.

Brathwaite was the best bowler for West Indies with 3-53 off his 10 overs but like some of his other batsmen, needs to show greater discipline with both bat and ball. He believes the West Indies need to get things right if they are to reverse their fortunes against the imperious Indians.

“I don’t think we are that far away. We just continue to miss key points in the game, but we are working really hard to correct that and everyone is committed to improvement and winning,” he said.

“If we look at the last game, here in Trinidad, we weren’t cruising, but we were in a good position, and then we lost three of four quick wickets. We drew the last series against England at home earlier this year and we are confident we can win tomorrow and draw this series as well.”

The West Indies have named an unchanged squad that includes Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach and Oshane Thomas.

 The first ball on Wednesday at the Queen’s Park Oval is 8:30am (9:30am ECT). The first match ended in a no-result due to rain.

 

 

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