“I think when you play in your first Test match there’s always nerves, but his bowling is going to improve.” – Phil simmons

Gudakesh Motie made his Test debut against Bangladesh recently. However, it was a fruitless maiden for him. West Indies coach Phil Simmons commented on his future.

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The spinner finished the opening Test with 43 runs in 16 overs without conceding a wicket.  But he made some contribution to the team by scoring an unbeaten 23 off 21 balls in the first innings.

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West Indies coach Phil Simmons said after the first match that he expects Motie to bowl better in the future.

“He scored a 100 in the Championship, so he can hold the bat and he can score like we saw but his bowling is going to improve.”

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“I think when you play in your first Test match there’s always nerves, there’s a lot of things, but his bowling is going to improve.”

However, the fast bowlers dominated throughout the first innings, and Bangladesh spinner Mehdi Hasan took four wickets for 59 runs in the first innings. The second and final Test between the West Indies and Bangladesh is scheduled for Friday.

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