Improving pitches in West Indies will help us with batting and bowling: Brathwaite

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite has said pitches in the Caribbean region need to be improved after their two-match home series loss to India. After winning the first Test by an innings and 141 runs, India were on course to win the second Test as well, but rain washed out the fifth day’s play, resulting in a draw. The pitch that had been prepared for the first Test was taking ball turn and suited the Indian bowlers more than the West Indies. The pitch in the second Test match was also not good, which did not help the Caribbean fast bowlers.

Taking a tough stand on the pitches after the series ended, Brathwaite said, “Once we start preparing good pitches in the Caribbean region, it will help our batsmen.” Not every batsman can maintain patience for long. I believe that improving pitches will help both batsmen and bowlers and that is very important. West Indies next Test series is to play in Australia in January next year.

Brathwaite is optimistic about this tour and the future of the team. He said, “I believe that our future is bright. It is important for us to work on our strong and weak sides. I know we will face Australia. We know their bowlers so we have to work with our coach to be successful against them.

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