Jason Holder and Eoin Morgan
Windies captain Jason Holder shakes hands with his England counterpart Eoin Morgan (AFP Photo)

Despite being outplayed by England in the T20I series, West Indies captain Jason Holder is not too disheartened by the 3-0 whitewash.

England finished their tour of the Caribbean on a high after being beaten in the Test series at the start despite starting as clear favourites.

After beating the tourists in the Tests, West Indies put up an impressive show in the ODIs as well with the five-match series ending in a 2-2 draw. But the final leg of the tour went in a completely opposite direction with England outclassing them across the three T20Is including twice bowling them out for a sub-100 total.

“We’re a bit disappointed but there are still a lot of positives,” Holder said after England wo the third T20I by eight wickets in St Kitts on Sunday. “I definitely would have accepted these results when England started their tour. Winning the Test series was exceptional and parts of the ODI series were equally as good.”

Holder felt there were a lot of positives to be taken from the two limited-overs series which has left him ‘pretty pleased’.

“We probably let ourselves down in other parts of the ODI series but England played some great cricket as well. And we were just outplayed in the T20 series. But we’ve seen Sheldon Cottrell come into the side and do well and Oshane Thomas, too. And Chris Gayle has been outstanding. So overall, I’m pretty pleased,” he said.

Holder revealed West Indies decided to keep the same squads for ODIs and T20Is keeping the World Cup in mind. “We don’t want to brush this result aside, but we obviously kept the ODI squad together to play the T20s. And then, we didn’t adjust to the T20 format. We have our plans pretty much nailed down for the ODIs and we played a really good series in that format. So there’s still a lot of improvement to be had and I’m obviously disappointed. But I’m not too disheartened by the performance. Overall the guys had a pretty good ODI leg and I feel there’s a lot to build on,” he said.