HEADLINE: 'Batsmen know what they have to do in second innings' - Brathwaite

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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6/11/21, 9:42:51 AM 

West Indies captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, is already focusing on getting a much better performance from the team in the second innings after a disastrous start to the series against South Africa saw them dismissed for 97 on the first day.

The West Indies had a day to forget at the crease, failing to get to triple digits in an innings for just the 19th time ever.  Jason Holder had the team’s high score with a mere 20 runs, with Brathwaite himself and opening partner Shai Hope adding the next best with 15 apiece.

 
 

“We played some loose shots, but it happens, everything won’t always be perfect as batsmen we played some balls we know we probably shouldn’t have played at, we should have left, but we know what we have to do in the second innings.”

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link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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6/11/21, 10:15:18 AM 
That is just the damn point....they all KNOW what they have to do.....BUT....are they physically and mentally capable of doing it?

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 5, 2020
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6/11/21, 10:27:03 AM 
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Captain should lead from front....show how to do it....in the second inning....all the best...

link tops Joined: Jan 12, 2003
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6/11/21, 10:49:12 AM 
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as batsmen we played some balls we know we probably shouldn’t have played at, we should have left,

But the ball that bowled him, he left, didn't he? lol

link jacksprat Joined: Dec 17, 2002
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6/11/21, 11:42:46 AM 
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How about:
'Batsmen know what WE have to do in second innings' - Brathwaite ?

link Ridge Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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6/11/21, 11:47:48 AM 
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Yes, like not shouldering arms and get your stumps scattered.
lol

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 5, 2020
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6/11/21, 4:43:44 PM 
Thanks Captain for your efforts......

link anandgb Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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6/11/21, 5:56:39 PM 
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That is just the damn point....they all KNOW what they have to do.....BUT....are they physically and mentally capable of doing it?

does not seem so, even the Cappo.

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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6/11/21, 7:00:35 PM 
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Paint told Fazeer he wanted to be a jockey when he was a youngster..think he coulda mek it
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link Rascalp Joined: Jun 5, 2021
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6/11/21, 7:28:38 PM 
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More to the point...are the batsmen we pick good enough at test level.Do they have the ABILITY...the answer is clearly NO! However much we delude ourselves by what happened in Bangladesh.The wins in Bangla too were by slim margins.

link plug Joined: Feb 10, 2018
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6/11/21, 8:32:13 PM 
Batsmen know what they have to do in second innings' ..Which seconds innings you mean because you already bat the seconds innings and me no see you do anything.

link cricketfreak Joined: Nov 13, 2011
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6/12/21, 12:08:20 AM 
That must be the answer , do nothing .

link tops Joined: Jan 12, 2003
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6/12/21, 12:45:34 PM 
"as batsmen we played some balls we know we probably shouldn’t have played at, we should have left, but we know what we have to do in the second innings.”
After hearing the rattle, Holder wears the expression, "How did I leave that?" 9 times out of 10 he won't.

It should read... but we don't know what we have to do in the second innings, balls we should played at we left... big grin big grin razz

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