The limitations of the West Indies batting exposed by the elegant India
The batting limitations of the West Indies were relentlessly exposed by a relentless and elegant bowling attack in India in the series of two tests swept by visitors in Jamaica on Monday.
India won the second test for 257 races, one week after a 318 race victory in the first test in Ancient .
While the Antilles bowlers Kemar Roach & Jason Holder Performed particularly well, the hitters did not keep their part of the deal.
West Indies made only 327 runs over two innings in Kingston, & produced an even more meagre grand total of 322 runs in the opening encounter.
Captain Holder acknowledged the weaknesses of his batters, although he could not offer a solution.
Many problems with the batting, he said.
The difficult question is how to fix the batting. It is something individual.
The problems were most acute at the very top of the order, where openers Kraigg Brathwaite averaged only seven & 12 runs respectively.
Below them, a half-century inaugural test by Shamarh Brooks on Monday, the highest score of a West Indies batter in the series, came after having scored just 13 runs in his previous three innings.
Darren Bravo was also cheap, with 24 runs in his first three innings before retiring injured from concussion on the 23rd after being hit in the helmet by Jasprit Bumrah.
Mid-order dynamic hitter Shimron Hetymer flashed his rich talent without posting a great score.
He scored twice in the 1930s, but he also came out cheap twice, including Monday when he made only one before giving away his low-cost wicket, trapped on the deck.
As so often has been the case, the tireless Holder had to rescue his team, & his average of 26 was the best of a disappointing bunch.
The all-terrain also enjoyed a good series with the ball, with eight gates at an average of 22.25.
Roach showed he would be an asset to any team, picking up nine wickets at 22.22 & passing Wes Hall to become the ninth most prolific West Indies bowler with 193 career scalps.
"We have been on the field in every single day of this Test series, & every single time our bowlers have delivered," Holder said.
India is a quality side. They worn us out. They knew our bowling was good, so they made us work hard for wickets.
And when we had the chance to hit, we didn't do it well enough.
The series was a reality test for the West Indies, which beat England 2-1 in a series of three events earlier this year.
His next test is against Bangladesh in India as of November 27.
Long time until we play the next test match, so it's time for players to appropriate something, Holder said.