West Indies’ captain, Jason Holder fields a shot from England’s captain Eoin Morgan during the fifth One Day International cricket match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan

West Indies captain Jason Holder said there is no shame despite the Twenty20 whitewash the team got from England in the recently concluded three-match series.

He noted that while West Indies’ batting was a huge disappointment in the Twenty20 series, it could not be overshadowed by the massive strides made by the regional team during the overall tour against England.

West Indies crumbled for record low scores in the two final Twenty20 Internationals at Warner Park, St Kitts to suffer comprehensive defeats, and ultimately, a 3-0 series whitewash.

West Indies who were written off by cricket pundits before the tour, stunned England 2-1 in the three-Tests series to regain the Wisden Trophy and coming from behind in the one-day series to earn a 2-2 draw in the five-match series against the World number one side, Holder said there was little reason for his side to be ashamed.

Holder, who is proud of the team’s development despite the Twenty200 — whitewash, said the Test series was equally as good, he told reporters following the final T20 recently.

“We just weren’t good enough in the Twenty20 series. We didn’t adjust to the wicket. I felt it was a bit two-paced and I felt England bowled a really good length and asked us to hit them off their lengths and we just didn’t adjust and play well,” he said.

West Indies lost the opening Twenty20 in St. Lucia by four wickets but the batting ensured the series was a virtual no-contest.

In the last two matches they were dismissed for 45 — the second lowest total in T20s — to lose by 137 runs.

And in the final game, they were rolled over for 71 — their third lowest total as England strolled to a comfortable eight-wicket win.

West Indies’ captain Jason Holder celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Tom Curran during the second One Day International cricket match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
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