Bonner: WI need to “look into ourselves very deeply” ahead of 2nd SL Test

    Nkrumah Bonner against Sri Lanka in March 2021 (Photo credit: CWI Media)

    West Indies need to look deeply at themselves and remedy their issues ahead of the second Sri Lanka Test according to batter Nkrumah Bonner.

    Bonner spoke to the media today following the hefty 187-run defeat at Galle in the first Test ending yesterday.

    He was one of the few shining lights in the batting line-up as he hit 68 not out from 220 in a gritty second innings effort.

    Bonner also score one of only two half centuries for West Indies in the game – the other was 54 from 129 balls by Joshua Da Silva, also in the second innings.

    West Indies were bowled out for 230 and 160 in the Test as the Sri Lanka spinners ran rampant.

    He says the batters need to work out the kinks that exist before the second Test bowls off on Monday.

    “On the first day, the wicket didn’t spin as much but it’s no excuse for how we batted. We still had to bat two times on the wicket and we just batted poorly. Because when Sri Lanka batted their second innings, even though the momentum was with them, they still came out and they batted properly. So I think it’s just something that we have to look into ourselves very deeply – to be honest about how we played and try to come with a better plan in the second Test.”

    Points from the Tests go towards the World Test Championship in which West Indies sit at 4th after one win and two losses.