West Indies batter Shamar Joseph ruled out of ILT20 post stinct at The Gabba

 West Indies batter Shamar Joseph ruled out of ILT20 post stinct at The Gabba

The West Indies camp and the IL T20 team franchise Dubai Capitals have recently suffered a huge blow as their batting sensation Shamar Joseph has recently been ruled out of the franchise cricket league due to a toe injury. Notably, Joseph led the West Indies team towards the historical win at The Gabba As the Caribbean side won the test match in Australia after 27 long years. 

Shamar Joseph took a seven-wicket haul which led West Indies towards the lead in the series after winning the first test match. He got injured during the game at the Gabba in Brisbane and survived the game with multiple painkillers and was ready to sacrifice everything to lead his team, as he prioritised international cricket over franchise T20 Cricket. 

“I’m not afraid to say this. There will be times when T20 cricket might come around. Test cricket will be there. And I will say this live. I will always be available to play for the West Indies, no matter how much money it takes or comes towards me. So I will always be here to play Test cricket”, Joseph said on 28th January. 

Kraigg Brathwaite on balancing franchise and international cricket

“It is a balance. Look at Alzarri Joseph, he’s in the IPL and he has a lot of heart for Test cricket. He wants to be here. Today he was tired and he still came in those last two overs at the tail. Once you have the love for this game and this hard Test cricket, the right balance is key”, Brathwaite said.

He further added, “I do believe we should be playing more Test cricket more consistently. Our next Test series is July 10, which is a long while away, so I believe we have talent and it shows the world that we are going to be competitive and win Test matches, but we need more cricket, and that’s my cry.”

“When we go back home, we have to keep the same mentality towards preparation. When you play Test cricket you’re playing against the best in the world, so the key for us is never to slack off, and have heart. This team has a lot of heart, and my thing for the guys is we did well, but this is just one Test win. We have a number of Test matches remaining this year, so it now begins. The same sort of attitude, the same planning we had, it has to continue. It can’t slacken off,” said Kraigg Brathwaite. 


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