The West Indies is ready and pumped up for the first Test against Australia in the upcoming two-Test series. The first Test starts on Wednesday (June 3) in Dominica.
West Indies all rounder Jason Holder, a 23-year-old, says the hosts will be up for the fight against their more vaunted opponents.” They’re ranked No.2 in the world and that says a lot,” Holder said.”We’re currently down at eight and we need to work our way up.
We have to give them the respect they’re due but obviously we’re coming to compete and win this series.”We’ll be coming in quite hard at them. Looking to be aggressive and at least continue the rich vein of form we had in the England series.
“Holder also flatbatted questions about veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s omission from the squad. The 40-year-old’s exclusion has been a hot topic across the Caribbean, with several calling for Chanderpaul to have a farewell tour to honour his two decade Test career.
“The exclusion of Shiv has caused a lot of talk,” Holder said. “That’s beyond me at this present time, my focus right now is on cricket. It’s quite important we put cricket first and try to perform well against Australia.” (AAP)