West Indies team captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, has said that the batsmen were not up to the task mentally, according to CMC.
Brathwaite spoke after the West Indies’ 2-0 defeat in the just concluded two-Test series against Bangladesh.
The West Indies, which put on an uninspiring bating performance, crumbled to an embarrassing innings and 184-run defeat to Bangladesh on Sunday.
CMC quoted the West Indies captain as saying that the bowlers did a good job, but the batting let the team down.
“Some of the shots weren’t the best. Most of the games we were 30-odd for three. It put the batting order under a lot of pressure. It wasn’t good for us at all. I can’t blame the wicket,” Brathwaite was quoted as saying.
According to CMC, he explained that Test cricket is a mental game.
“Mentally we probably weren’t there,” the West Indies captain asserted.
He declared that the team has to do better.
The 26-year-old was appointed to lead the team in the absence of Jason Holder, who was forced to return home due to injury.
However CMC reported that he too had an abysmal series with the bat, scoring only 22 runs in four innings.
In the previous tour of India last month Brathwaite made only 26 runs in four innings, CMC said.
He however observed that he has to keep strong and try to lead the batting in the next series.
The series will be played against England in July.