Denesh Ramdin © Getty Images
Denesh Ramdin © Getty Images

Kingstown (St. Vincent): Sep 10, 2014

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has appealed to his team to improve on their fielding ahead of the second cricket Test against Bangladesh, starting in St. Lucia Saturday.

Bangladesh’s resistance was assisted by sloppy West Indies fielding, with five catches going down, despite the Caribbean side’s 10-wicket win in the first Test at Arnos Vale here, reports CMC.

Bangladesh’s second innings hero Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 116, survived four chances — dropped by Darren Bravo, Jerome Taylor and twice by Chris Gayle while Kirk Edwards put down a simple chance offered by Mahmudullah.

“It is a cause for concern. It is very important we work on those areas. Our slip catching has hampered us in the past and in St. Lucia we definitely need to hold all our chances,” Ramdin said.

Highlights of the Windies victory included Kraigg Brathwaite’s maiden double-hundred, Suleiman Benn’s five-wicket haul and a late burst by Kemar Roach, who took four wickets in the second innings.

“Roach bowled exceptionally well on a flat pitch and he was backed up by the bowlers as well. Brathwaite is definitely going from strength-to-strength and is displaying immense maturity. We hope he can continue on to bigger and better things,” Ramdin said.

The second and deciding Test starts Saturday. “We hope the pitch at St. Lucia will be a lot greener than the one we have had here,” Ramdin added.