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WI vs SA – 2nd Test – 2021 – Kraigg Brathwaite

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The home side failed to reach 200 in four innings against South Africa

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite denied that the lack of a batting coach was to blame for West Indies performances in the Test series against South Africa and apologised to supporters for the team’s poor displays.

West Indies were bowled out for their lowest total against South Africa, 97, in the first Test and failed to cross 170 runs in any of the four innings in the series but Brathwaite said the batters must take responsibility for their failings.

“It isn’t a factor [having no batting coach]. The coaches here are doing a very good job. And as batters, we know where we went wrong,” Brathwaite said. “We didn’t bat well. Full stop.”

He admitted that fans deserved better from their team following the series win over Bangladesh and draw against Sri Lanka. “We’re very sorry. We were disappointing. We’ve got to come back and show that fight. Sometimes it’s not all about winning but you want to see the fight and we didn’t show the fans the fight. We’ve got to come back better.”

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