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BAN vs WI: Kraigg Brathwaite Hails West Indies 'Hunger' After Depleted Side Sweeps Bangladesh

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By AFP News
February 16, 2021 • 12:59 PM View: 1339

Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite hailed the desire, discipline, and depth of talent in West Indies cricket after a depleted squad derided as a B-team blew away Bangladesh 2-0 away from home.

"I never thought it was a second-string team. It just goes to show that we have a good crop of players, even at the Under-19 level,” Brathwaite told a virtual press conference before leaving Dhaka late Monday.

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Brathwaite led a new-look West Indies in Bangladesh missing several key players, including regular captain Jason Holder who opted not to travel over coronavirus fears.

But they silenced the critics by becoming the first team to whitewash Bangladesh at home in eight years - including a spectacular victory in the first Test.

Several new players stood out, not least Kyle Mayers whose double-century on his debut in the first game helped the West Indies to the highest-ever run chase in Asia and the fifth-highest in the history of Test cricket.


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