West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin must be a tired man having to say the same thing after every series but yesterday he mentioned that although his team lost the series 2-0 against Australia, there were positives to take moving forward.
Chasing 392 runs for victory on the fourth day of the second Test at Sabina Park, West Indies folded for 114—giving Australia a huge 277-run win. West Indies lost the opening Test in Dominica by nine wickets to give Australia a clean sweep, as the Aussies move on to England for the Ashes tour.
According to Ramdin: I think that the boys showed fight and there are things we can take out of the this series in moving forward. We went out against a top team and showed some fight there, I thought that young (Devendra) Bishoo and (Jerome) Taylor performed well.
Bishoo bowled very well in Dominica and Taylor did the same here, so there are things we can take away with us.
“I think that the experience the young men would have gained against a top all round side like Australia, would be with them for the rest of their life. The youngsters showed fight and we still have self belief in ourselves.”
Looking at the last match Ramdin added: We had our plans to bat the first hour without losing any wickets but it did not happen and this put us back. We wanted to bat session by session and come back tomorrow to see how many runs we would have needed but it just did not happen.”
Meanwhile, winning Australian captain Michael Clarke said the West Indies team and public just have to be patient.
“You have the talent here and I think that you just have to be patient with the young players and West Indies cricket will be back. I think that your coach (Phil) Simmons is a great person and fantastic coach and he would take the team forward.”
He ended by saying: I enjoyed my time here playing cricket in the Caribbean. Playing against the West Indies is something I always love, Brian Lara is my favourite player, so any time I am in the Caribbean, I enjoy myself. (VM)