Bravo hails Ambrose influence
West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has revealed that Curtly Ambrose has added a different dynamic to the change room after the fast bowling great was appointed as bowling consultant to the team earlier this year.
“Sir Curtly brings a different energy and the attitude to the side. The players really respect him and look up to him for what he has done for our cricket. We also have players like Clive Lloyd, Richie Richardson helping the guys out. I have grown up watching these legends. Players now can go to them and get some advice,” Bravo told reporters on Friday.
“The good thing is that the team is sticking together and supporting each other. We have a must-win attitude in the team, which is great to see.”
The Windies skipper added that a victory over World Champions India in Kochi earlier this week was a great boon for the visitors, but believes they need to sustain that level if they are going to be victorious in the series.
“It is a great feeling to go 1-0 up against the world champions, especially without guys like Chris (Gayle) and (Sunil) Narine. That was our best all-round game we have played in a long time,” the all-rounder said.
“As a captain and as a group, you always ask your players to take up responsibility. You want one of the top four to try and bat deep into the innings and get a hundred. We have set ourselves a standard, now that we have got a good start, we have to make sure we maintain it.”
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