[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jason Holder said West Indies are eager to build on the momentum they gained from their victory in the first One-day International against New Zealand.
The lanky Windies fast bowler was speaking ahead of the second ODI, a day/night fixture which takes place on Sunday (9 p.m. Saturday East Caribbean Time – 8 p.m. Saturday Jamaica Time) at McLean Park here.
The visitors lead the five-match series 1-0, after a two-wicket victory in a low-scoring contest in a day/night affair at Eden Park in the New Zealand Super City of Auckland.
“It was a good start to the series for us, exactly what we wanted, the momentum going into the next few games,” said Holder.
“Obviously, the result were not what we wanted coming out of the preceding Test series and so the captains have changed, the mood has changed, so we are in a different spirit and heading forward.”
“We have a really good team spirit going right now. It is very important that we find ways to keep it going and keep improving. We are looking towards the 2015 World Cup, so it all starts here and every series we play until then.”
Holder collected two wickets in the first ODI and made a significant impact with the new ball alongside Ravi Rampaul and was keen to continue in this vein.
The McLean Park pitch looked to be a belter on the eve of the match and Holder recognised the short square boundaries could be a challenge in trying to keep a lid on the New Zealanders’ batting.
The 22-year-old Holder is on his first trip to New Zealand with the senior West Indies side, although it’s not unfamiliar territory for him.
He was a member of the Young West Indies side that played in the ICC Youth World Cup here four years ago.