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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: 1366

Nkrumah Bonner was named the best player in his debut series with 231 runs in two matches, while Joshua Da Silva, who had played just one Test before coming to Bangladesh, also made useful contributions.

"Bonner, Mayers, and Joshua Da Silva were fantastic in the series," said Brathwaite. "I am not surprised. Before the series started, I had a chat with Mayers and Bonner. They were hungry. These guys wanted to represent the West Indies, and made their families proud," he added.


Brathwaite said he always knew they would win.

"I was confident before the Test series that we could win, and the same during and after the first Test," he said.

"The key to winning is discipline. We took 17 catches in the Dhaka Test, which is amazing. We bowled to the fields, and from a batting point of view, building partnerships and putting runs on the board. I think we will continue to do well as a team."

Coach Phil Simmons hailed the team's work ethic and their readiness to learn from the coaching staff.

I think the guys were completely open-minded about what we need to do to be good in the series. If you're good in the series, you have a chance of winning it.

"Nobody ever doubted the talent pool in the West Indies. It has always been high. It is just how it is being preserved and developed," he said.

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