West Indies batsman Shai Hope believes it will be crucial for the top order to meet the challenge of carrying on from starts to post ample totals, if the team is to have success on the upcoming tour of England. The inconsistency of the batting unit has been a sore point for the Caribbean team for the past several years, particularly the top order, who are often accused of not spending enough time at the crease. As expected, the performance of the top order has been crucial to the outcome of matches against England in recent outings. In the last two series, the top order has averaged somewhere around 158, in wins for the West Indies, and around 66 in losses. Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite were two of the standout performers for the regional team on their last tour of England. In the only test match that the team won, Hope scored 147 and 118 while opening batsman Brathwaite made 134 and 95.
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