West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite on Wednesday expressed confidence on the eve of the opening Test in opposition to South Africa right here, saying the group will proceed to point out the identical “combat and self-discipline” it had displayed within the final two collection, in opposition to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
“I feel this collection is an important one for us. South Africa is an excellent Test group. We have proven plenty of combat and self-discipline previously two collection and we had the correct angle at key moments within the sport. We want to keep up this method on this collection as a result of it’s the important thing if you wish to achieve success in Test cricket,” Brathwaite mentioned.
West Indies had crushed Bangladesh 2-0 within the away Test collection whereas drawn each their matches in opposition to Sri Lanka within the residence collection. Brathwaite and quick bowlers, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph, joined the Test coaching squad on Monday following the completion of their quarantine after coming back from their stints within the English county championship. Brathwaite was with Gloucestershire.
Roach put in some positive performances for Surrey, choosing up career-best 8/40 in opposition to Hampshire. Despite the powerful re-acclimatisation section, he mentioned he’s prepared for the primary Test. “I feel I’ve been bowling so much, 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 boldness going and take it straight into the primary day.”
Joseph mentioned the Worcestershire expertise will assist him within the collection in opposition to South Africa. “Experience in numerous circumstances will probably be vital to my improvement and profession for the West Indies. I’m excited for the upcoming collection. It’s one other alternative for us to strengthen the good work we’ve got been doing to this point this 12 months,” he mentioned.
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