Jason Holder: Virat Kohli And Ravichandran Ashwin Are Best For The Challenge
West Indies Cricket team has to buckle up themselves to fight against India, No. 1 Test cricket team. In India tour of West Indies and the USA, India is in the lead with 3-0 in T20I, and 2-0 in ODIs. Jason Holder, West Indies captain, ahead of the first Test match against India said that their team has upbeat for the challenge against India.
“I think the mindset in the team is positive. The guys are upbeat for the challenge. We have played good Test cricket for the past couple of years, we have been able to put up some series wins. The guys know what is at stake, and it is just a matter of doing small things right,” Holder told reporters prior to the opening Test of this series.
So far West Indies have shown excellent bowling performance, but their batsman has given a disappointing performance. For batsmen, Jason holder opined that they need to improve and give better performance.
He added, “I do not think we need to do something different from what we have been doing. Our success has come from being patient. As a bowling unit, we have shown good performances. When I talk about batting, I still believe we have not collectively performed well. We need to improve and hope for better performances.”
If we want to beat the top teams, we need to be up for the challenge – Jason Holder
Holder claimed, “If we want to beat the top teams, we need to be up for the challenge. I am personally looking towards the challenge of playing against Virat, Ashwin. I think from a team perspective, we get the best out of ourselves when we play against the best, we tend to go hard at them.”
West Indies are getting the support of there former players Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan. Holder said the team needs mental support which these both senior players are giving to team.
He said, “Brian brings a lot of stature in terms of his career, of what he has achieved. In terms of the mental aspect, it was a situation where he came in and broke it down really nicely for us. Sarwan has been awesome in the dressing room, he was a bit more of a tactician.”
Test Series starting between India vs West Indies from today, will be the 12th series of India on the West Indies soil. India has won only four-Test series, and West Indies has won seven Test series in West Indies home ground.
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