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Denesh Ramdin Confident About Jason Holder's Fitness

West Indies' Jason Holder receives treatment after sustaining an injury during day five of the Second Test in Grenada.
West Indies' Jason Holder receives treatment after sustaining an injury during day five of the Second Test in Grenada.
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West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin exuded confidence on pacer Jason Holder's return for the final Test against England in Barbados.

Dwelling further on Holder’s fitness, Ramdin stated the injury wasn’t as serious it was initially expected to be.

"It's just a slight injury,” said Ramdin.

“Hopefully he can rest up for the next few days and come back stronger.”

Holder had suffered the injury during his delivery stride when he ended up twisting his ankle leaving him in extreme pain.

Consequently, the lanky pacer was forced to leave the field as he was taken away on a stretcher by the support staff. 

Meanwhile, Ramdin seemed extremely disappointed at the nine-wicket loss to England after his side had fought well for a major part of the match.

Starting the final day at 202 for two, West Indies collapsed dramatically as they lost six wickets in the morning session with James Anderson producing a decisive spell of swing bowling.

"We fought hard for the first four days but losing six wickets in that session cost us the test," said Ramdin.

"You should take the initiative but James Anderson took it away from us."

"We fought hard for the first four days but losing six wickets in that session cost us the test," said Ramdin.

"You should take the initiative but James Anderson took it away from us."

While expressing his disappointment at the defeat, Ramdin felt that the toss proved crucial as England bowled under favorable conditions on the first day.

"England went out and executed their plans and they had the conditions in their favour as the game went on.

“After four hard days of cricket, to lose the match in one session is really hard but that is how it goes.”

The third and final Test of the series will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on 1st May.

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