Darren Bravo was among the few handful of West Indians, to show some steel against Australia in the first test at Hobart. The visitors were simply annihilated by the Australians who thrashed them by an innings. Bravo however, feels that it is just a matter of confidence, before the Calypso Kings find their groove and are back at their best.
“It’s just a matter of confidence,” Bravo said. “Coming in to this series most of our batsmen didn’t really have that confidence. We lost the series in Sri Lanka, we lost the practice game as well in Brisbane. It’s a matter of confidence. “It’s very important we look at the positives. In the practice game young Blackwood played pretty well, as well as Kraigg Brathwaite. The bowlers had a very good run, including Jerome Taylor. The guys are putting in the work, it’s just a matter of us going out there and executing,” Bravo said.
“It’s important that whenever we go to bat we spend some time out in the middle. If we spend time we’re definitely going to score runs. Naturally we play aggressive cricket where batting is concerned. It’s just a matter of us spending time out in the middle and putting up a very good fight,” said Bravo.
Acknowledging that the West Indian batsmen had the ability to fight it out in the middle, Bravo said, “When you’re not scoring runs it is difficult to pick yourself up. I believe the guys have that sort of resilience in them. Most of us have scored international hundreds. We have proven that we are definitely capable of playing at this level. It is just a matter of going out there and spending some time.”