Dwayne Bravo shoulders blame for West Indies' ouster in tri-series

Dwayne Bravo feels that West Indies’ batsmen have become consistent with their performances © Getty Images

 Port of Spain: Jul 11, 2013

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has taken the responsibility for his team’s ouster from the tri-series and admitted that he is yet to get accustomed to his new role, which reflected on his side’s performance in the tournament.

On Tuesday, India beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs by D/L method to eliminate the West Indies from the final race.

“Obviously it [captaincy] is a big responsibility and the performance of the team reflects on the captain,” Bravo told reporters in Port of Spain.

“No one is shying from the success of the team and I am gonna try my best all the time to make sure that winning factor and that winning attitude is instilled into the entire team. I myself , whether it is due to injury or slow over rates, have some key things I need to work on as a leader. It is a new form to me, a new role so I have to get accustomed to it and address it as quickly as possible,” he said.

Bravo said that he believes with every game he will get better and sooner rather than later, the West Indies will start winning more games.

“And I’ll get the hang of it with the help of the senior players and things will be well,” he said.

Bravo said the team has to be more consistent especially in the batting department.

“It is always difficult to point, to pick out what went wrong, but together as a team we have to take responsibility of a very disappointing end to a very good start. You know, we are too inconsistent as a team. Our batting needs to take more responsibility, myself included.

“We show signs of improvement and then we take a step backwards. I think that is something that we definitely need to try and iron out as early as possible in order for us to move up in the rankings of ODI cricket,” he said.