West Indies coach Phil Simmons had no qualms over the health of Jason Holder after the captain performed a restricted position on the ultimate day of his aspect’s first warm-up match forward of subsequent month’s Check sequence in opposition to England. Holder led one workforce in a drawn intra-squad three-day recreation in opposition to Kraigg Brathwaite’s XI at Previous Trafford. However the Barbados paceman didn’t bowl on Thursday, though he was within the discipline on all three days, and on Wednesday he was lbw to Raymon Reifer for a golden duck.
Holder didn’t push himself up the order to get a bat on Thursday as the sport led to a draw, Brathwaite declaring 313 runs forward earlier than the Check skipper’s aspect completed on 149 for 3.
However Simmons expects Holder to play a full half in subsequent week’s second inside warm-up recreation because the West Indies proceed their preparations within the run-up to the primary Check at Southampton beginning on July 8 — a match that may mark worldwide cricket’s return from lockdown.
“Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that’s what has held him again from bowling, however that was all the time the plan for this match,” Simmons advised the Press Affiliation information company.
“He shall be again to bowling within the four-day recreation and needs to be bowling his full quota. As for the batting, if you happen to get one ball and also you’re out, that is all you are able to do.”
In the meantime Simmons was equally upbeat in regards to the health of wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, who left the sphere on Thursday afternoon session after injuring his aspect.
“Shane is okay,” mentioned Simmons. “I am going to have to see the physician to see precisely what’s flawed however he appears to be doing nice.”
Former West Indies batsman Simmons added all his squad’s newest spherical of COVID-19 checks had yielded adverse outcomes, with their England counterparts additionally at the moment having fun with a clear invoice of well being.
Shannon Gabriel was initially classed as a reserve when the tour squad was chosen, with the quick bowler trying to regain full health following ankle surgical procedure.
However the Trinidadian fast did his possibilities of Check choice no hurt with 4 good wickets at a vigorous tempo.
“He seems to be prepared, that was evident right here,” mentioned Simmons. “While you see how he bowled within the first innings, then once more day before and much more so this morning you may see he is near 100 %.
“Now we wish to get him as much as 100 simply earlier than the Check match.”
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