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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Simmons praises Brathwaite’s captaincy, factors to ‘evolution’ in batting

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — Head Coach Phil Simmons has praised Kraigg Brathwaite’s astute management throughout the latest opening Check in Chattogram, mentioning that his dealing with of the bowlers was a testomony to his capacity to encourage.

The seasoned opener was requested to guide the weakened 15-man squad for the two-match tour right here after common captain Jason Holder declined choice on account of COVID-19 fears and enjoying fatigue.

And he presided over an historic win final Sunday as West Indies surprised Bangladesh by three wickets after chasing down 395 on the ultimate day on the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

“I personally suppose he was glorious on this Check match,” Simmons stated in his evaluation of Brathwaite.

“I like his manner and the way he carried issues on the sphere. And I am particularly completely satisfied for him as a result of the final time he got here down right here [in 2018] he was captain and so they had been crushed fairly simply.

“So, I’m extraordinarily completely satisfied for him that he might come again and win a Check and do nicely himself, particularly how he batted within the first innings.”

He continued: “I have not needed to say that a lot to Kraigg as a result of I feel he is aware of the situations down right here, he is aware of what he wanted from his bowlers and that is the place the management got here in.

“The bowlers knew precisely what he wanted from them and so they went on the market to do it so I feel on this sport his captaincy was superb.”

Brathwaite’s earlier journey right here proved a nightmare as West Indies misplaced each Checks inside three days, sarcastically with a stronger squad.

His private type additionally suffered, the right-hander managing solely 22 runs from 4 innings. The tour appeared to set off an total decline for Brathwaite who then went 12 innings with out a single fifty.

Brathwaite’s high rating of 76 within the first innings final weekend additionally set tongues wagging, the Barbadian dishing out along with his now attribute guarded method to run-scoring to unfurl an attacking ingredient to his sport which noticed him strike a dozen fours off simply 111 balls.

And having seen the attacking changes to Brathwaite’s batting, Simmons stated he believed the enhancements had been right here to remain.

“I feel his evolution is in that path. I feel the way in which he has been practising [suggests that], and Kraigg is not any stranger to laborious work the place his batting is anxious and he is been placing within the work and placing himself below strain to attain, to do the suitable issues, to be in the suitable positions,” Simmons identified.

“I used to be glad to see that method and I feel that is one thing he’s evolving to and lengthy might it proceed as a result of I feel whenever you see him in that aggressive temper, it is not nearly enjoying photographs — it is about selecting the correct photographs and I feel the primary innings confirmed that.”

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