Jason Holder spoke to media ahead of the second Test match against India

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West Indies captain Jason Holder spoke to members of the media at on the eve of the second Test match against India at Sabina Park. The match starts on Friday and first ball daily is 9:30am (10:30am Eastern Caribbean Time). The series is the MyTeam11 Test Series, co-sponsored by Skoda and KEI.

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 Following the first Test in Antigua, Kemar Roach broke into the top 10 bowler in the ICC Test match rankings. There are two other West Indies bowlers in the top 20 – Holder at Number 11 and Shannon Gabriel at Number 16.  Holder remains at Number 1 among the allrounders, while Roston Chase has been rewarded for his performances with bat and ball and is now into the top 10 for the first time.

 “Kemar Roach has been outstanding, Shannon Gabriel has been outstanding and I have also been very supportive in the bowling lineup. We’ve depended heavily on our pacers for the last couple years and it’s just a matter for them to continue the outstanding work they have been doing. Every time I call on them they just come and give a massive effort and it’s always in a very good cause for the team. Hopefully we can continue to keep our pacers firing and hopefully get 20 wickets in this Test match,” Holder said.

 “There is no point playing it tentatively or half-heartedly … we’ve got to come and put on a really good show. It’s something we’ve done well in the past, we tend to respond well when we’re under pressure. I expect the guys to be up for this challenge and hope we can play a really good game of cricket. We always enjoy playing here in Jamaica. Last time we played India here it was a great match and we fought really hard. Last year against Bangladesh we had a very good win. The people of Jamaica really love their cricket and the fans here always support us.”

 

SQUAD

FRANCHISE

AGE

TESTS

Jason HOLDER (Captain)

Barbados Pride

27

38

Kraigg BRATHWAITE

Barbados Pride

26

57

Darren BRAVO

Trinidad & Tobago Red Force

30

53

Shamarh BROOKS

Barbados Pride

30

1

John CAMPBELL

Jamaica Scorpions

25

4

Roston CHASE

Barbados Pride

27

30

Rahkeem CORNWALL

Leeward Islands Hurricanes

26

0

Jahmar HAMILTON

Leeward Islands Hurricanes

28

0

Shannon GABRIEL

Trinidad & Tobago Red Force

31

44

Shimron HETMYER

Guyana Jaguars

22

14

Shai HOPE

Barbados Pride

25

30

Keemo PAUL

Guyana Jaguars

21

3

Kemar ROACH

Barbados Pride

31

54

 

MATCH SCHEDULE

Sat, Aug 3: 1st MyTeam11 T20I  India won by 4 wickets  Broward County Stadium, Florida

Sun, Aug 4: 2nd MyTeam11 T20I  India won by 22 runs (DLS Method) – Broward County Stadium

Tue, Aug 6: 3rd MyTeam11 T20I – India won by 7 wickets – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Thu, Aug 8: 1st MyTeam11 ODI – No result – Guyana National Stadium

Sun, Aug 11: 2nd MyTeam11 ODI India won by 59 runs (DLS Method) – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

Wed, Aug 14: 3rd MyTeam11 ODI – India won by 6 wickets – Queen’s Park Oval

Thu, Aug 22 to Mon, Aug 26: 1st MyTeam11 Test – India won by 318 runs – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Fri, Aug 30 to Tue, Sep 3: 2nd MyTeam11 Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (9:30 am daily)