West Indies skipper  Jason Holder. @ AFP
West Indies skipper Jason Holder. @ AFP

West Indies skipper Jason Holders said that the players will have to take responsibility for an embarrassing 10-wicket loss against India that in the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad on Sunday.

“Honestly, it’s hard to take it. I am trying to understand the reasons why it is happening. It’s a case where we all need to put our heads together the management, selectors and players. The onus must be on the players and we must be responsible for our actions,” said Holder.

“We got to come together a little bit more and find ways and solutions to deal with the problems that we have at the moment.”

Quizzed about the positives from the match, Holder said: “It’s a tough series and we didn’t play our best cricket. We look back in the last two years and we have some good results. India is No.1 team in the world and we expected to be pushed by them. They’re quality cricket side, especially in their own backyard. We all saw some positive performances from Roston Chase. I thought Sherman Lewis was awesome.

Batting is one area, the visitors need to address ahead of the ODI series that begins on October 21. You can look and honestly say we didn’t put enough runs on the board. Quite for some time now, we’ve been relatively inconsistent and that has really let us down in the recent past. We haven’t been getting the runs we’ve been looking for.

“We have heavily relied on middle and lower half which is not ideal. So, we need to rectify at the top. The guys in the top five have to put hands up and come to the party,” he said.