Captain Holder noticed his workforce droop to a 269-run defeat within the decider in opposition to England at Old Trafford, shedding 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, that 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, mentioned: “It’s been difficult, it has been actually difficult. Mentally among the guys are a bit worn out.
“It may very well be this fashion for a short time 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 powerful to always 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.
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West Indies made an amazing 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 workforce conceded first-innings leads of 182 within the second Test and 172 within the sequence decider, and such batting upset the skipper.
“I felt the wickets were good enough for us to put a bigger first-innings effort in both Test matches,” he mentioned on Sky Sports.
“If you take a look at our batting efficiency, we had loads of begins, fairly just a few guys received half-centuries, received into the 40s and thirties however did not kick on.
“The distinction with England is when Stokes received in he went large, when [Dom] Sibley received in he went large; sadly we did not try this.”
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