“I think it’s history, to be honest, and we really have to look more to the future and be more disciplined ” – Kraigg Brathwaite

The second Test between the West Indies and England starts today and The first match ended in a draw and both teams were able to display all-round prowess. However, the West Indies have not lost a single match at the Oval in the last two decades.

The captain of the West Indies team told the media before the match that he expects to excel in the bowling department as his team is ahead of England.

The West Indies took the first four wickets early in the first innings but conceded more than three runs in the middle overs, kreg saying bowlers should be disciplined in the middle overs.

“I think we just have to be a bit more disciplined in the middle periods, probably a little tighter, under three runs an over, I think. Creating that pressure will help to get more wickets in the middle overs.”

West Indies won the Test series 2-1 against England in 2019 and captain kraigg commented on it.

“I think it’s history, to be honest, and we really have to look more to the future and be more disciplined. I think we can draw from some things we did well, so of the players for sure, but I think we have to buckle down and start fresh.”

Also in the first innings of the first match, the team managed to score 350 runs with bonner’s century. The West Indies captain said he was trying to do it again.

“Nkrumah Bonner led the way with the batting and we got 350 in the first innings in Antigua, so it’s trying to repeat that, being consistent with getting runs.”

Also, if senior bowler Kemar Roch takes one more wicket, he could overtake Gary Sobers and move up to sixth in the West Indies’ all-time list.

“He’s been remarkable for West Indies to be honest. I look forward to him leading the way. He’s been leading the way now on and off the field and I look forward to him doing well and bringing that energy into the bowling unit.”

He said plans have been made for every batsman in the opposition.

“All the bowlers are looking forward to it. Obviously we have a plan for each batter, it’s just to go out there and stick to those plans for as long as possible.”

Brathwaite said that even if Mark Wood does not play in this match due to injury, he should be careful about their other bowlers.

“So far us, we have a lot of bowlers to face so it’s nothing major for us. We have to stay focussed. Whoever plays, we have to stay focussed on.”

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