Kraigg Braithwaite, the stand-in captain of West Indies in the absence of the regular leader Jason Holder, insisted on Thursday they are not in pressure ahead of their second Test of the series against the hosts Bangladesh today (Friday), reports UNB.
The visitors were outplayed by Bangladesh spinners in the First Test in Chattogram went down by 64 runs.
“We’re not under pressure. We know what we have to do. Obviously, we are 1-0 down, so we’ve to look to draw the series. The top five must put on partnerships which will help us win this last Test,” Braithwaite said at the pre-match press at Mirpur Shere Bangla National Stadium.
Before coming to Bangladesh for the two-match Test series, the West Indies were crashed to India as they lost the series opener by an innings and 272 runs, and the second and final Test by 10 wickets.
“Staying positive on this type of wicket is the key. The bounce varied a lot in the first Test, and even I could have gone forward. The onus is on us to trust our defence and the attacking methods.
I think the key is to be light in your feet, and treat each ball as it comes. I think we need to be clear in our mind, how we are going to do it. I definitely believe we can do it,” the West Indian |
captain added.