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India vs West Indies: Jason Holder worried about lacklustre bowling performance

Jason Holder expressed his concerns about West Indies’ disappointing bowling show ahead of their third ODI encounter against India on Friday.

india vs west indies 2017 Updated: Jun 30, 2017 09:20 IST
Khurram Habib
Khurram Habib
Hindustan Times, North Sound
India vs West Indies,Jason Holder,Kyle Hope
West Indies' captain Jason Holder catches a ball during a practice session at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in St. John's, Antigua.(AFP)

Smarting under the crushing defeat in the previous ODI against India, West Indies captain Jason Holder said they need to take stock of their bowling.

West Indies bowlers gave away 310 runs in 43 overs leaving a bit too much for the visiting Indians.

“We need to worry about our bowling. Obviously chasing over 300 runs is always going to be difficult,” said Holder ahead of the third ODI here.

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Under pressure of chasing over 300 in 43 overs, the hosts were off to a poor start, losing early wickets.

“We are looking for a much better start than in the previous game. We kept losing wickets and couldn’t get our momentum going,” he reasoned.

West Indies have brought in Kyle Hope, the brother of Shai Hope who top-scored in the previous match, to replace Keiran Powell who is out injured. The Barbadian Hope’s exclusion left many people here unhappy.

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“I think he brings a lot, exuberance of youth and is a great fielder. He has been playing a lot of domestic cricket. I have grown up playing with him, so he is a phenomenal scorer,” said Holder.

Despite being under fire and facing poor results, Holder says he is enjoying his captaincy. “The results haven’t been great. But there has been success here and there, it has given me the encouragement to keep going. When you have success with the team, it doesn’t keep you away from doing what you love. That keeps me going. I am thoroughly enjoying it,” said Holder.

First Published: Jun 30, 2017 08:53 IST