Windies all-rounder Roston Chase is hopeful to learn from the mistakes in Rajkot ahead of the second Test against India starting from October 12 at Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Chase was the lone warrior in otherwise a disappointing batting effort by the visitors. Speaking on the same line, Chase admitted that it was tough to surpass India’s total. He also cited tiredness as the reason behind their poor show in the first Test.
“After India scored in excess of 600 in the first innings, it was always going to be difficult for us to surpass that score,” Roston Chase said. “The guys were a bit tired on the first afternoon we batted. But after that, our shot selection was a bit off. We tried to be aggressive, which is good, but we didn’t really mix aggression with defence. The rotation of strike, too, wasn’t quite up to the mark,” he added.
However, Windies will receive a massive boost with the return of Kemar Roach and skipper Jason Holder. However, Roston Chase remained non-committal about the playing XI.
“I don’t know who’s going to play [on Friday] but it’s always good to have the captain back, and Kemar Roach too; he’s a senior player and brings a wealth of experience to the side,” he added.
In Roach’s absence, Windies fast bowler struggled to pick wickets as three Indian batters amassed centuries in the first Test. However, Roston Chase admitted that they are hopeful to learn from their mistakes and put a good show at Hyderabad.
“But it’s Test cricket, so you have to learn quickly and move on in the second game. We were also put under pressure by young Prithvi Shaw who really took us apart in the opening encounter. We hope to learn from our mistakes,” he concluded.