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Bats must stand up, says Brooks

EZRA STUART, ezrastuart@nationnews.com

Added 05 July 2020

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Pace quartet: West Indies’ fast bowlers (from left) Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel will be to looking knock over the England batsmen. (GP)

SOUTHAMPTON – Stylish right-hander Shamarh Brooks yesterday reiterated the importance of the West Indies batsmen pulling their weight in the three-Test series against England starting Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl.

The team’s batting has developed a notorious reputation for being unpredictable and is expected to come under the microscope in often difficult English conditions, against experienced seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad. shamarh-brooks

“The guys have been working very, very hard. We know the English bowling attack is a good one [but] once we bat well, I think we have a very good chance,” said Brooks, who has played three Tests since making his debut a year ago.

“Spending time at the crease will be key and as long as we apply ourselves, spend some time out there, it will get easier. We need as a batting unit to stand up in this series and make the difference.” (CMC/EZS)

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