Jonathan Carter upbeat about his cricket - Cricket News Update
Jonathan Carter, the Windies’ A victorious bowlers, was upbeat about his cricket following his team’s impressive showings against India A side, whom they inflicted a 2-1 defeat in the recently concluded unofficial Test series.
Despite the national team failing to lift their game against England, the future for cricket in the Caribbean looks bright after defying performances from some of their promising youngsters, including Carter.
A skilled medium-pacer who has the ability to swing the ball both ways, the 24-year-old excelled against the Indians, claiming a five-wicket haul in the opening game, despite his side going onto lose the clash in a nail biter.
His subsequent performances were also noteworthy, displaying his all-rounder abilities by blasting an impressive 74 on a tricky track, helping his side to setup a winning total of 220, which was then impeccably defended by fellow bowlers in Delorn Johnson
and Veerasammy Permaul, both of whom shared 10 scalps.
With the series tied at one apiece, the third test saw a complete team effort by the Windies where everyone chipped in, to seal an easy victory by 10-wicket. The all-rounder bagged another three scalps, proving his mettle yet again.
The player said that his side were deserving winners, as they had played the better cricket.
“We played well...we played extremely well. We were excellent with the ball and kept getting wickets at crucial stages in their innings. We always had a plan of attack and that was to build pressure and then look for wickets. We got early wickets in every
innings and that set them back every time,” Carter further added.
The all-rounder was also pleased with his own game, and added that he enjoys performing on the cricket field.
“People who know me know that I enjoy cricket and totally enjoy being on the cricket field. From very young I always enjoyed batting and when I’m not batting I would go and bowl and sometimes I would keep wicket,” said the 24-year-old
Both sides will now contest in the T20 arena, the first game at Port of Spain on June 23, 2012.