West Indies captain Jason Holder said on Tuesday that his side’s main goal is to become the world’s number one team after their impressive series victory over England.
England comfortably claimed a consolation win in the third Test, but back-to-back thumping triumphs in Barbados and Antigua had already secured the hosts an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
“We have got to keep improving in the three facets of the game and be clinical and lot more consistent,” said Holder, who missed the game in St Lucia through suspension for a slow over-rate. “Our bowlers have done an outstanding job. It is up to our batsmen to contribute more.
“We need to continue to build and not rest on our laurels. Our number one goal is to be the number one team in the world so there is a lot to improve on.”
The West Indies have been a shadow of the side which totally dominated world cricket for much of the 1970s and 80s, and after years of struggles, sit eighth in the current ICC rankings, ahead of only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
The Caribbean outfit do not play a Test until after the World Cup, which finishes in July, with a five-match one-day international series against England next on the agenda.
Chasing an improbable 485 to win on Tuesday, the West Indies were bowled out for 252 despite a battling, unbeaten 102 from Roston Chase.