Kraigg Brathwaite is cautious after the win against Bangladesh and believes his team must be down to earth after the win "We got a nice win but we have to start over fresh. We have to buckle down, and can't be complacent.
We have to fight hard again... We as a team don't want to get too far ahead," Brathwaite said in a press interaction on Wednesday (February 10), ahead of the second Test." , Brathwaite said, as quoted by criccbuz "We have five days of Test cricket to play.
We are very happy to have won the first Test. We want to buckle down. Victory has meant a lot for us. The guys are very proud of winning the first Test but we look forward to the next five days. "The biggest thing is not to get carried away.
We are happy with the win but we know we start from zero. It is one of the things that the coach has stressed in the practice sessions. Guys are working hard. For me to them is to stay disciplined and stick to your plans both as a bowling and a batting unit."
The West Indies are playing great and another test match awaits them soon. They look full of self-confidence and if they continue like this, a lot of success awaits them. The players are in a good mood, smiling and there seems to be cohesion in the team "It is obviously challenging but I enjoy leading from a young age.
We have a good group here. Guys are disciplined which always makes it easier. I want to say this is not a depleted squad. I firmly believe everyone here is capable of doing the job at the international level. There's no added pressure on me.
My role as an opening batsman is to build the foundation for the team."
Although the opposing team was motivated and also played well, the West Indies had the speed they needed and certain moves in the match were really phenomenal, so it is not surprising that they won.
"I thought the bowling unit did a great job. They were disciplined and bowling to the field. Kudos to them. A field setting is as good as a bowler makes it look like. The guys are supporting me... That spell [from Shannon Gabriel] was very inspirational for me to even watch."
"We fielded 150 overs in the first innings. Shannon was then asked to be slightly aggressive, give his 100 percent and even go for two extra overs. He led the way. It was a very bright spot in the game for me. "Fast bowling in the sub-continent is never easy.
Fast bowlers like Kemar Roach and even Kyle Mayers for a couple of overs, they gave it their all. Kudos to them. It is never easy. They have to try different things, sometimes cross-seam and slower balls."