Holder weary of batting failures after latest collapse


October 01, 2016
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Four dismal batting displays in as many outings left West Indies one-day captain Jason Holder with very little to explain here yesterday.

"It's just a situation where we need to turn things around. We really need to look at ways we can improve," the 24-year-old said, following his side's 111-run hammering at the hands of Pakistan in the opening ODI of the three-match series.

"Obviously, one big area for us is our batting. We just definitely need to set it up a lot better than we did today. I felt we did see off the new ball and it's just a matter of is rotating the strike a lot better than we did today.

Holder replaced Ramdin who was sacked after just 15 months in charge.

"I think once we do that going into this next game, we should be in better stead."

West Indies have precious little time to turn things around with the second ODI carded for tomorrow at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

At the same venue yesterday, they failed to chase down 287, crumbling to 175 all out off 38.4 overs, with only veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels showing any enterprise with a top score of 46.

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