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1 Mar 2021
West Indies recently appointed Kraigg Brathwaite as the full-time skipper for the Test side after a 2-0 win over Bangladesh under his captaincy. The West Indies side will now be up against Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series Antigua.
All-rounder Jason Holder and Darren Bravo are back in the side who had earlier opted out of the series against Bangladesh. Praising both the cricketers, Brathwaite said that both of them are quality players and have a lot to offer to the team.
"The two of them are quality international cricketers and we know what they can give [to the side]," he said in a media interaction.
Brathwaite further added that the side is pretty good and he wants the unit to play in the same way they did against Bangladesh. "We have a good group [of players] and as I said from [the] Bangladesh [squad], the team that went there was a good team," he said.
"We have the same attitude [like what we had in Bangladesh], the same determination and the same fight, and we want to keep that discipline. As a Test team, we are on a great path with guys going and grabbing opportunities to score runs, and on a great path to play teams in the Test arena,” he added.
The first Test between the two sides begins on Sunday. The home side tasted success in both the T20Is and the ODI series. West Indies defeated the Lankan Lions 2-1 in the T20Is while had clean sweep win the three-match ODI fixtures.