WI vs ENG : “Let’s hope so” Brathwaite is expecting an easier pitch for the pace bowlers in Grenada

The three match-Test series of West indies and England, After First two Tests are level at 0-0 going into the final match which begins on Thursday in Grenada

West Indies captain Brathwaite is expecting more an easier pitch for the pace bowlers in Grenada, when the third Test of the Test Series takes place from Thursday, at the National Stadium in St George’s.

The performance of  Captain Brathwaite summed up the pitch’s situation, which only showed indications of life as the game progressed. Across both innings, he faced 673 deliveries, the most by a West Indian player in a Test match. At Grenada’s National Cricket Stadium, it is hoped that the pitch would offer more for the bowling attack.

Asked during a post match media conference if he expects his bowlers to have an easier surface in Grenada, Brathwaite responded,

“Let’s hope so. I haven’t been there in a while so we’ve got to see when we get there. The guys are looking forward to the third Test.”

There has been much debate over the lifeless surfaces provided at both Antigua and Barbados. Brathwaite pointed out,

“They didn’t offer much to the pacers but it’s not much I can do. Let’s hope in Grenada we can get some more assistance for the pacers.”

He acknowledged,

“The guys bowled well but I just decided I would stick to my plan as long as possible, and it paid off.”

The West Indies were set a victory target of 282 in two sessions to the win the second Test. Asked if there was any thought of going for the target, the WI skipper replied,

“At the start, yes. We lost some wickets and that put us under a little bit of pressure. From there, we just batted, spending time and seeing out the day.” 

The third and final Test is scheduled to begin on March 24 at the National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.

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