Some of the West Indies players admit their minds were wandering elsewhere as they prepared to play the first of two Twenty20 matches against New Zealand.
A number of their players are suffering from homesickness, with six of the team having been in New Zealand for the whole tour.
Opening batsman Kieran Powell said with some players being away in India before hand, it’s become a long time from home.
“This week will probably be the most difficult week of my life for sure, having been away from home for longer than anyone else on this tour.
“...It takes a toll on anyone to be away from home for such a long time.”
Some of the players departed the Caribbean on October 20 for a one-week Elite Tour in Orlando, Florida before travelling to India for two tests and three One-Day Internationals.