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West Indies vs India: Top 5 promising West Indies players from the ongoing series

Kraigg Brathwaite
Resolute, stoic and steely approach
Manish Pathak
Modified 02 Aug 2016, 23:24 IST
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The demise of West Indies cricket especially in the longest version has been said and documented very well, and it needs no more elaboration. While the Calypso boys have been undisputed leaders in the shortest format, their submissive traits in Test cricket has only grown over the years, so much so that is no longer surprising for anyone concerned.

Even in the ongoing series against India, the fragility of the West Indian team has been on display, and never has it looked as if the hosts stand any chance of arresting the slide. Their feeble approach is without a doubt a crying shame for all cricket fans around the globe.

However, not everything is lost for the hosts, and they gave glimpses of their ability and steel during the 2nd and 3rd days of the second Test match, and the fact that they were still willing to fight it out was a heartening sight indeed.

Here in this list, we take a look at 5 players from the current West Indies team who can serve the team for a long time in the future.

#1 Kraigg Brathwaite

Amidst all the flashy stroke play and all the colour, Kraigg Brathwaite seems like a batsman from prehistoric times, as his game is based on resolute defence and stodgy defiant approach. He has looked relatively secure but has not been able to convert his starts into meaningful scores.

While the ability to churn out scores is a parameter to judge the ability of a batsman, there is no denying the potential and ability of Brathwaite and thus the selectors should be patient with him and give him a long rope. The fact that he is the vice-captain of the team suggests that the team management is thinking along the same lines.

Also, Brathwaite is a handy off-spinner, and he should ideally work on it, as it will give the West Indies a potent all-round weapon in the years to come.

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