Captain Holder noticed his crew hunch to a 269-run defeat within the decider towards England at Old Trafford, dropping the sequence 2-1 however grateful to have been allowed to tour in any respect.
His verdict was that it had “been a blessing to come over here and get some cricket”, albeit acknowledging the longer term was “so uncertain” as to when cricket can return to regular.
The West Indies and England groups have been confined to bio-secure environments, staying in on-site lodging, which means their freedom of motion has been curtailed over the previous month.
Each match has been performed behind closed doorways, too, with gamers unable to feed off the vitality of a crowd.
Holder, talking on the finish of the third Test, stated: “It’s been difficult, it has been actually difficult. Mentally a number of the guys are a bit worn out.
“It could possibly be this fashion for a short while so we have to seek out methods to make it work.
“Hopefully things could ease up throughout the world and probably guys can get out of the hotel a little bit more, but it has been challenging for sure.”
He added in a information convention: “We’ve been stored indoors for the final two months. The guys have not seen a little bit of actual life for a bit.
“It’s robust to consistently stand up, you are right here, you open your curtains and also you simply see the cricket floor. You’re not hopping on the bus as you usually do.”
A sequence that was about rather more than cricket.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 28, 2020
West Indies made an incredible begin to their tour with a win on the Rose Bowl, however England discovered kind in Manchester with back-to-back Old Trafford successes, impressed by the likes of Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad.
Holder’s crew conceded first-innings leads of 182 within the second Test and 172 within the sequence decider, and such batting dissatisfied the skipper.
“I felt the wickets were good enough for us to put a bigger first-innings effort in both Test matches,” he stated on Sky Sports.
“If you have a look at our batting efficiency, we had loads of begins, fairly a couple of guys received half-centuries, received into the 40’s and thirties however did not kick on.
“The distinction with England is when Stokes received in he went massive, when [Dom] Sibley received in he went massive; sadly we did not do this.”
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