The series is set to commence in Dominica on July 12.
Recently, West Indies cricketfaced a significant setback when the two-time champions failed to qualify for the ICC ODI World Cup, scheduled to take place in India later this year.Despite this disappointment, Brathwaite and his team are determined to shift their focus forward and embark on the new cycle of the ICC World Test Championship, starting with the series against India.To prepare for the challenging matches ahead, the West Indies cricketers are currently participating in a training camp at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. This camp serves as a crucial opportunity for them to fine-tune their skills and make the necessary mental preparations for the upcoming series.
“It’s all about how you prepare, knowing what we’re going to get in terms of conditions, we generally know how the surfaces will play, and we already know India’s team, so it’s important from now to mentally prepare, and understand the plans we want both as a bowling unit and as batters, so you know it will all come down to execution,” he added.
Brathwaite will return to action after a four-month lay-off when the Caribbean side takes on India in Dominca.
The second Test will be played in Trinidad from July 20.
Brathwaite has called on the Caribbean cricket fans to come out in huge numbers and support the team in the series against India.
“Dominica will host the first Test match, and we call for the supporters in Dominica to come out and support us, but the guys are really looking forward to the first two Test matches of this cycle,” the red-ball specialist said.
“That’s great you know in terms of the 100th Test match against West Indies, and it’s in Trinidad, and you know they love their cricket there, so I think it’s important, and we gotta try to make the region proud.”
The Test matches against India will be followed by the white-ball leg of the tour, which will include three ODIs and five T20Is.
(With agency inputs)