The Headingley match showcased Brathwaite’s patience at the crease and it’s a quality the tourists are likely to need again after fellow batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer declined to tour England this time around amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’ve got to buckle down and show discipline,” said Brathwaite.
“Discipline can carry you a long way in Test cricket as a whole and particularly playing in England when the ball is moving.
“If you can be disciplined for the whole day, not just half an hour or an hour, I think that will lay a platform for big runs.”
West Indies beat England 2-1 in the Caribbean in 2019 and coach Phil Simmons said last week it was vital the likes of Brathwaite raised their game if they were to retain the Wisden Trophy.
“There’s a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now,” said Simmons.
“It’s something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give (support to) this bowling unit – which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially.”
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