Arjun Bhalla ∙ Nov 29 2022, 4:30 PM

Skipper Brathwaite asks West Indies to show discipline, bat for 100 overs at Perth

image-lb27xhhfKraigg Brathwaite is leading Windies in Tests since March 2021

West Indies' opener and their formidable captain Kraigg Brathwaite has been leading his side in Tests from the very front. He is undoubtedly their best batter going around in the longest format, and he has also asked the other batters to contribute. 

Speaking to the media on the eve of the Test series Down Under, the Windies skipper spoke about showing discipline in Test cricket in lengths.

"We want to bat [for] 100 overs, the main focus is to have discipline. We have batsmen that can get on with it, so it's not to stop them. It's for them to do the processes throughout the entire innings. It's not to change anyone's game.

"I think [batting] time is always great to have in Test cricket... to believe they can do it. We know Australia is a superior team. We have to play ten days of hard cricket, that's our main focus."

The 29-year-old also told how his team is focused on playing Tests, while talking about the upcoming crop of cricketers.

"We know Test cricket is real cricket. As a team, we want to do well for the Caribbean, and want youngsters to play Test cricket for West Indies. Obviously we were great in the past, and we use it as motivation to get to that level. If we stick together as a group, we can improve and get to those great levels."

Brathwaite has played in Australia once in 2015-16 and did exceptionally well there. In three matches Down Under, he has scored 229 runs at an average of 45.80, where he missed on scoring centuries twice.

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