Gibson full of praise

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson is confident that his side can win the third and deciding Test against New Zealand which started in Barbados on Thursday.

Gibson said it was pleasing to see the “highly impressive response” in the second match at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad after West Indies lost the series opener in Jamaica.

The West Indies 14-man squad remained unchanged and Gibson said his side is upbeat after the 10 wicket victory in Trinidad.

Gibson added that he was impressed with the batting, especially young right-hander Jermaine Blackwood, who played with flair and showed no nerves in his debut Test.

Gibson also praised Kraigg Brathwaite for an excellent maiden Test century and Darren Bravo for his century on home soil.

He was also pleased with the form of veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul for his steadying influence and added that he wanted to see the bowlers continue to be as incisive.

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