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Windies not fazed by underdog tag


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Windies not fazed by underdog tag

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BIRMINGHAM – Inexperienced West Indies will hope to silence their many detractors when they clash with a dominant England in the historic day/night opening Test at Edgbaston here today, in what is likely to be their sternest challenge in recent times.

Written off long before arriving here for the three-Test series, the Caribbean side, with just three wins in their last 23 Tests, are expected to be put under intense pressure from an England squad still buoyant from their emphatic series win over South Africa last month.

Further, the Windies have not won a Test here in 17 years and are also without a series win in nearly three decades, since Sir Vivian Richards presided over a 3-1 victory in 1988.

Captain Jason Holder, on his first tour of England since taking over the helm of the side two years ago, told reporters here yesterday that despite being underdogs, he had been boosted by his side’s form in the recent first-class tour matches. (CMC)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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