'Lost for words' Jason Holder accepts 'strange transition' after losing West Indies captaincy
10 June 2021
West Indies suffered a thumping defeat by an innings and 63 runs against South Africa at St Lucia but skipper Kraigg Brathwaite had some positives to take away from this game. Brathwaite hailed teenage fast bowler Jayden Seales’ bowling abilities.
“Not all bowlers have that natural length and he obviously swings the ball. So I was not surprised by his performance in this game,” the captain said.
Brathwaite further went on to reveal that Seales who picked up three wickets in the match tries different things during the practice sessions.
“Even at practice, there are different little things that he does with the ball. He’s one for the future, big time. Obviously he’s young, but he was strong, his pace was up throughout and I really think he’s something special.”
The hosts were bundled out for 97 in the first innings after Lungi Ngidi and Nortje scalped nine wickets.
The captain admitted that the side needs to bat better and the first innings performance was disappointing. “We’ve got to bat better. (Roston) Chase showed fight (making 62 in the second innings), but that first innings hampered us a lot,” Brathwaite said.
South in reply rode on Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 141 and posted 322.
The visitors’ bowling attack later rattled the West Indies batting unit to bowl them out for 162 in the second innings to win the match eventually.