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I learnt a lot from the ODI series against Pakistan - Kraigg Brathwaite

Kraigg Brathwaite had a disappointing ODI series against Pakistan
Kraigg Brathwaite had a disappointing ODI series against Pakistan

West Indies top-order batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who made his One-Day International debut in the recently concluded series against Pakistan, said that he has learnt a lot in the three games.

Brathwaite, who has been a key part of the West Indies Test side in the recent past, was underwhelming in his ODI debut and had scores of 14, 39 and 32 in the three games against Pakistan.

West Indies lost the three-match series 3-0 as Pakistan flexed their batting muscle and their experienced bowling attack kept the visitors at bay.

Admitting that he should have scored a few more runs with the bat, Brathwaite is looking to go from strength to strength after the series.

“From the team’s perspective, we did not play well. We lost three games but I learnt a lot batting wise.

“I would have loved to score a few more runs but I learnt a lot from the series and I guess I have to improve from strength to strength.”

In the ODIs, Pakistan batted first in all the three games and Babar Azam scored a century in every game, giving West Indies tough totals to chase down.

According to Brathwaite it was not easy for him to play freely with the scoreboard pressure during the chases.

“There was a case where we were chasing in all the three games and in all the three games there was a big total.

“So, we had to keep up a certain run rate and it wasn’t easy but I learnt a lot from that the chasing.”

West Indies will now embark on the three-match Test series in the final leg of their tour of the United Arab Emirates and the first game will be a day-night affair.

Expressing that he is looking forward for the pink-ball Test match, Brathwaite asserted that he is keen to score big in the upcoming series.

“I am looking forward to it (the day-night Test match).

“We have not practiced yet with the pink ball but I heard that the seam is quite harder than the red ball.

“We have to get familiar with it. I am looking forward to it, playing with the pink ball under the lights. It will be a good experience.

“I am really looking to get some big scores in this Test series.”

West Indies will play a three-day day-night practice game against Pakistan Cricket Board Patron’s XI in Sharjah between 7th and 9th October as they prepare for the first Test in Dubai which gets underway on the 13th.

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