Fidel Edwards returned home to Barbados after his impressive Test debut, and insisted that the transition from domestic to international cricket was not as daunting as he had feared.
"It [playing for the West Indies] wasn't really as difficult as I thought it would be," Edwards told the Barbados-based Nation newspaper. "It is just about going out there, keeping on your head and bowling." The 18-year-old Edwards was thrown in at the deep end - his Test debut was only his second first-class match - but he took 5 for 36 in the Sri Lankan first innings and impressed with his maturity and aggression.
Edwards said that he had benefited from a spell at the West Indies Academy, as well as a brief pre-match net bowling at Brian Lara. "I just bowled about four balls at him, but he was talking to me before that.
"If I get picked for the upcoming tour, I will give my best. I hope to get over 50 wickets in the domestic season and just take it from there," Edwards added.