Printed: July 28, 2020 10:07:55 pm
Captain Jason Holder stated West Indies had no regrets about maintaining virtually the identical workforce all through a physically-demanding three-Check collection in opposition to England though a few of his aspect had been affected by psychological fatigue on the finish.
A tired-looking West Indies had been skittled out for 129 of their second innings on Tuesday to lose the third Check at Previous Trafford by 269 runs, falling to a 2-1 collection defeat after a brilliant begin at Southampton once they gained the primary Check.
“I’m not fairly certain what modified for us, we simply didn’t get the runs we had been in search of,” Holder stated after the heavy defeat.
“We had a couple of begins in our batting performances; a couple of guys acquired runs however didn’t fairly kick on. Our bowlers tried in some very powerful circumstances and it was not as unhealthy because it seemed.”
West Indies performed the identical workforce for the primary two Exams after which made a single change for the final, inflicting heavy workloads on their bowlers with simply three days between every of the Exams in an unusually fast turnover time for Check cricket.
“We gained the primary Check with our greatest workforce and we then needed to clinch the collection after that and if you wish to do this, it is advisable to put out your greatest workforce,” Holder defined.
“We did take into account the workloads after not having performed cricket for some time but it surely was a kind of choices the place you must again your greatest workforce to do the job for you.”
West Indies had been applauded for travelling to England to compete amid the COVID-19 pandemic and spent one month in digital quarantine earlier than the collection began after which in a bio-secure setting all through the three Exams.
“It has been actually difficult and I believe mentally a number of the guys had been worn out,” Holder stated.
“It could possibly be this fashion for a bit time to come back, so we’ve to seek out methods to make it work.”
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