Bracewell: 'We need to stick to what we do best'

Reflecting on the team’s morale, Bracewell stressed on the team’s "very strong belief" in its abilities. On the tour so far, he sounded realistic.

"Pretty disappointing start to the series but the beauty of it is that we still have four more games to get better.", said Bracewell.   -  AP

Down but not out, New Zealand needs to get one back quickly to enhance its fast-diminishing self belief. At least, that’s what Doug Bracewell indicated on arrival in the Capital after the team’s six-wicket loss to India in the first ODI at Dharamsala on Sunday night.

“Pretty disappointing start to the series but the beauty of it is that we still have four more games to get better. Hopefully the next game will be more competitive than the last,” said the fast bowling all-rounder.

Reflecting on the team’s morale, Bracewell stressed on the team’s “very strong belief” in its abilities. “We have a good group of guys and a good team structure. We spoke about not only about the performances of the last game but of the next game, how we can improve and get better.”

On the tour so far, Bracewell sounded realistic. “It definitely takes some learning after you get beaten. You know, when you are beaten, you can see what you did bad. You know what happened and you take some learning out of it and improve as quickly as possible.

“It is tough after you lose the Test series like we did. Look, we talked about trying to that behind us and focus on what is hidden. Like I said, we have four games to finish this tour. It is all about putting in as much energy and finish the tour well. It is also important not to try to search for too much. We just need to stick to what we do best.”