Ramdin worried about poor catching, despite win

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West Indies Test captain Dinesh Ramdin was pleased with his side's 10-wicket win over Bangladesh at Arnos Vale this week, praising the batting and the bowling, but was unimpressed with the many dropped catches.

West Indies Test captain Dinesh Ramdin was pleased with his side's 10-wicket win over Bangladesh at Arnos Vale this week, praising the batting and the bowling, but was unimpressed with the many dropped catches.

The Tigers were forced to follow on after falling more than 300 runs short in their first innings, and were much improved in the second, though only managed to set a target of 13 runs thanks to a Mushfiqur Rahim ton.

In that time, the Windies managed to put down five catches, and their slip fielding was particularly poor, which was odd considering the side's usually excellent catching in the shorter formats.

When asked about the drops, Ramdin said: "It is a cause for concern. It is very important we work on those areas. Our slip catching has hampered us in the past and in St Lucia we definitely need to hold all our chances.

"I think our team is in a good place. Our batsmen are getting runs and our bowlers are getting wickets. We hope the pitch at St Lucia will be a lot greener than the one we have had here."

The visitors were slightly bolstered by Rahim's 116, and he was the last wicket to fall as Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel put an end to their resistance on day five. Ramdin was impressed with the resilience.

He said: "I think after the first innings, they came back and batted well in the second innings. They applied themselves. It was going to be hard following on, our bowlers had a good run in the first innings.

"It was a good pitch, I would say, went better as the game went along. Mushfiqur Rahim came in and batted really well with Mahmudullah. I think that was the partnership that took it away a little from us.

"But we bowled in some good areas and created chances. We didn't take our slip catching as well as we wanted to."

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