Holder: Windies revival will take time


West Indies skipper Jason Holder called for patience after a 133-run defeat to Pakistan on Tuesday condemned his side to another series loss.

The Windies sit eighth in the ICC Test rankings - the bulk of their performances in recent years standing in sharp contrast to the dominance they once enjoyed.

However, Holder believes his team - who have demonstrated battling qualities despite losing each of the first two Tests against Pakistan - are heading in the right direction.

"I don't feel any pressure as captain," said Holder. "It is a young and inexperienced squad; it will take time to get the results we have been looking for.

"We have been inconsistent for the last number of years. I'm here to do a job and I'm trying to do the best I possibly can.

"We understand the position we are in, but it's been almost a decade that we have been struggling. We are in a situation where we are trying to get things right, but also taking in some young players. It will take some time for these boys to develop and we have to give them the opportunity to do so.

"If you have watched our cricket for the last couple of months, we have shown signs of improvement. In Dubai, we put ourselves in a position from where we could have won it. It is just a matter of consistency here."

The third Test between Pakistan and West Indies, now a dead rubber, takes place in Sharjah from Sunday.