West Indies captain Jason Holder offered no excuses but plenty of home truths after his side’s 10-wicket loss to a Cricket Australia XI in Brisbane on Saturday.
A forthright Holder admitted his young team had to “look at ourselves in the mirror” after the near full strength Windies were outclassed by a CA XI with six first class debutants and an average age of 21.
It was the Windies’ sole tour match before the first Test against world No.2 Australia in Hobart starting on Thursday. Only rested bowling spearhead Jerome Taylor was missing from the Windies line-up at Allan Border Field.
All-rounder Holder admitted it would be a “challenge” to inspire his inexperienced line-up ahead of the Bellerive Oval Test but urged them to bounce back.
“The guys just have to take ownership sometimes,” a brutally honest Holder said.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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