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IND vs WI: Bothered by Shaw, Windies make a new strategy

WAH Criket 2018-10-11 17:19:00

IND vs WI: Bothered by Shaw, Windies make a new strategy

In the first innings of his debut in the first Test match in Rajkot, debutant Prithvi Shaw has emerged as a new trouble for the West Indian team. Prior to the second Test, West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase said that he is well prepared to deal with young Indian batsman.

“After India scored in excess of 600 in the first innings, it was always going to be difficult for us to surpass that score,” Chase said on Thursday.

“The guys were a bit tired on the first afternoon we batted. But after that, our shot selection was a bit off. We tried to be aggressive, which is good, but we didn't really mix aggression with defense. The rotation of strike, too, wasn't quite up to the mark,” he added.

Chase admitted that the return of regular captain Jason Holder and seamer Kemar Roach would benefit the team. The West Indies all-rounder 79-ball 53 proved to be a crucial innings for the Windies as the top five batsmen managed to score just 35 runs, in the first innings of the Rajkot Test. It is the team's lowest in an innings against India

“I don't know who's going to play [on Friday] but it’s always good to have the captain back, and Kemar Roach too; he's a senior player and brings a wealth of experience to the side,” he said.

When asked if memories of that Test will help the players to perform better against India, Chase said, “Yeah, it’s a similar feeling [to the England series]. We have talked about it in the dressing room and sometimes we say that as a pair, we need a punching first to fight back. That said, we probably had a bit of nervous energy in the first game. So, the guys should be ready to go [on Friday].”