Kraigg Brathwaite calls on Desmond Haynes in bid to rediscover form

Kraigg Brathwaite has engaged the help of West Indies great Desmond Haynes as he seeks to rediscover the form that saw him narrowly miss scoring twin centuries against England at Headingley in 2017.

Both opening batsmen from Barbados, Brathwaite and Haynes have worked together previously on technical components of Brathwaite’s game but, more recently, the focus has shifted to the mental side as West Indies prepare to face England in their three-Test series behind closed doors, beginning at the Ageas Bowl on July 8.

“I had some words with Desmond Haynes back in Barbados,” Brathwaite said on Wednesday via video link from the team’s Manchester training base. “Me and him always had a good relationship because he was team manager for the Barbados team when I first started, so I had some chats with him. He was obviously an opener as well and that’s been very beneficial to me.

“A lot of it is…

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