Kraigg Brathwaite hails Jayden Seales in wake of South Africa defeat

The West Indies Captain Kraigg Braithwaite had very few positives to draw on from a heavy innings defeat in the first Test against South Africa in St. Lucia but signalled out teenage fast bowler Jayden Seales for special praise. Jayden had played only one first-class match before the clash against South Africa but took three wickets with giving 75 runs, with this figure, he slightly vanished by a late onslaught from the centurion Quinton-De-Cock.

The 19-year-old can swing the ball at pace off a good length which is well for the future. The captain said “Not all bowlers have that natural length and he swings the ball. So I was not surprised by his performance in this game. Even at practice, there are different little things that he does with the ball. He’s one for the future, big time. He is young but is strong, his pace was up throughout and I think he is something special.”

The team performed well as a unit with the ball and were woeful with the bat also as they were bowled out for 97 and 162, and claimed a victory by an innings and 63 runs. Captain Braithwaite said, “We’ll take a little break and come back stronger. For me, it’s about getting your mind in the right place. It’s more mental than technical.”

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