Will Fraine insists England should not dwell on their first Test defeat in Barbados.

The Yorkshire batsman expects Joe Root and co to bounce back strongly when they meet the West Indies again in Antigua, starting tomorrow afternoon.

Fraine, a new White Rose recruit from Notts ahead of 2019, has described England’s first-innings capitulation to 77 as, “One of those things”.

He heaped praise on the hosts, who surprised many, with the likes of Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich and second-innings double centurion Jason Holder all starring with wickets and runs.

England must now win the last two Tests to clinch a series victory, something Fraine feels is a realistic possibility.

The Huddersfield-born player said: “Barbados was interesting viewing wasn’t it.

“Fair play to the West Indies, I thought they played incredibly well. Kemar Roach bowled well and Shannon Gabriel doesn’t look all that fun to face.

“It was just one of those days for the batters. We all have them in cricket. That’s how I look at it.

“They’ll be disappointed. But looking at that England team, they don’t seem to stay down for long. Whenever they get rolled, in New Zealand or wherever, they seem to come back stronger.

“I’m sure they’ll put it right in the next Test.

“But the West Indies, jeez! Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich batted incredibly.

“They didn’t look worried at all against a good attack.”

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