Jason Holder    Getty Images (File Photos)
Jason Holder Getty Images (File Photos)

West Indies are set to take on New Zealand in a three-ODI series starting Wednesday. Ahead of the first match, Jason Holder said that the past results won t matter much and the team needs to focus on the task ahead.

According to nzherald.co.nz, Holder said: “We need to get off to a really good start, it’s important for us to play some good cricket up front and set the tone for the series. We can’t dwell on the past. The test series has gone and there are guys here who hadn’t played in the test series. It’s a chance to get a new set of guys in, refocus and regroup.”

Holder also shrugged off the assumption that New Zealand have show disrespect against West Indies, after they announced that Kane Williamson and Tim Southee will rest for the second and third ODI.

Holder said: “I don’t think its disrespectful in any regard. If that’s the way they (want to go) they’re at liberty to do that. That’s a dilemma for them. They’ve obviously done what they need to in terms of this selection.”

He also opened up about West Indies strategies going forward in the ODI series.

“It’s a matter of paying attention to our death bowling, where we’ve faltered in the past, and up front taking a few more wickets with the new ball and getting into the New Zealand middle order. With the bat, the standard of world cricket is 300-plus. We’ve got to be targeting that.”