Middle-order batsman Darren Bravo says the series of defeats suffered by the West Indies in recent times is a result of a lack of confidence by the batsmen.
“Bravo scored a century in the West Indies’ innings and 212-run loss to Australia in the first Test on the heels of a crushing defeat at the hands of a rookie Cricket Australia XI,” reports CMC.
In October, the Caribbean cricketers were beaten 0-2 by Sri Lanka in a Test series where Bravo was one of only two batsmen to score fifties.
“It’s just a matter of confidence,” Bravo said on Tuesday.
“Coming in to this series most of our batsmen didn’t really have that confidence. We lost the series in Sri Lanka, we lost the practice game as well in Brisbane. It’s a matter of confidence”.
The West Indies were bowled out for 223 and 148 in the first Test against Australia in Hobart with the second innings’s highlight being Kraigg Brathwaite’s 94.
In their drawn warm-up match against Victoria X1, Brathwaite followed-up his Test performance with a score of 78, Jermaine Blackwood rebounded from failing in the first Test to get off the mark twice with a score of 69, while Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin scored 45 and 38 respectively.