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Simmons Commends Brathwaite for Developing So Quickly as a Captain

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He Wants to Motivate the Team and the Players are Aware of His Intentions

Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite is developing as a captain, according to Phil Simmons. The captain was complimented for his tenacity during the opening Test match against Bangladesh, which the Caribbean team won on at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium by a margin of seven wickets. He made the statement during the appreciation of the skipper.

The skipper and opener Brathwaite received strong plaudits from the head coach, as did quick bowler Kemar Roach. The opening batter who was designated permanent captain in March of last year seems to be maturing in the job as they move forward.

Brathwaite played a significant role in their triumph. The best score for the entire game was 94, which he achieved from 268 balls over the course of 400 minutes, although falling short of reaching his 11th Test hundred.

Simmons stated that he believes that his tenacity and distinctive flair have been seen by all. He doesn’t mind working for five days, which is unusual because many batters today prefer to play shots and be finished.

From his perspective, he wants to support the team, which is a responsibility of the leadership. He is not overt, but the players are aware of his intentions. In his special way, he helps them understand.

The head coach praised fast bowler Kemar Roach for both his performance in the first Test and his mentoring of the younger players. Roach had to pass a last-minute physical test to enter the team.

He claimed that the 33-year-old, who was named Player of the Match and finished with a 7 for 74 total, has moved things to a better level. With 249 Test wickets, Roach is currently tied with West Indies great Michael Holding.

He always takes the young players by the hand in the locker room. He instructs them because he has played in 70 Tests. He is a welcome addition to the dressing room, according to Simmons.