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Windies Captain Brathwaite Proud Of Team Effort

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite and opening batter has lauded the effort of his team despite the drawn result in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.

The last Test culminated in a draw as the Sri Lankans held firm to shut the Windies out by scoring 193 for 2 at the close of play.

In both Tests, neither team was able to offer that knock out punch to force a win result.

However, captain Brathwaite posited that his team put in the hard work and everyone stepped up to the plate.

“Obviously it was a good pitch. In both Test matches the bowlers really worked hard and what I was pleased with is that none of the guys ever gave up,” said the captain.

He said further, “Even down to Alzarri’s last spell he was still giving an effort to get some short balls in so I’m very happy with the effort of the team.”

He also commended the batting effort of the team and expressed delight in the attitude and discipline shown.

“… batting-wise, we continued to bat a number of overs – 90-plus overs which is a positive for us. And yes, we would’ve liked to have won but I was very happy with the attitude and discipline that we had. The pitch was a good one throughout; it didn’t spin at all, but I was very happy with the fast bowlers’ effort.”

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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