Shikhar Dhawan leads the ODI team
Senior players have been given rest
Windies lost to Bangladesh in the past
New Delhi. Nicholas Pooran is ready to give competition to Team India. The West Indies team, led by Pooran, will show their strength in the 3-match ODI series against India from tomorrow. Young players have been given a chance in Team India for the ODI series. The command of the team is with Shikhar Dhawan. In such a situation, the biggest question is whether the Indian team will be successful in defeating the West Indies or not. If we look at the last 5 ODI series played at home, West Indies have lost in 3. That is, its performance cannot be called good. During this, the team has also lost to Ireland.
Kieran Pollard recently retired from international cricket. In his place, Nicholas Pooran was made the new captain of the T20 and ODI team. Recently they lost 0-3 in the 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh at home. During this, the team could not touch the 200-run mark in a single match. In 2 matches, the team could not even reach 150 runs. Only one fifty was scored by the team. Pooran had scored 73 runs in a match.
Opener Shai Hope disappointed
West Indies opener batsman Shai Hope has been doing well in ODIs. But against Bangladesh, he could score only 20 runs in 3 innings at an average of 7. During this he played the biggest innings of 18 runs. No batsman could touch the 100-run mark in the series. Pooran scored the highest 91 runs. No one else could even reach 50 runs. In this way, the performance of the team’s batsmen was very poor.
Even bowlers could not do wonders
Only one bowler could take more than 5 wickets against Bangladesh. Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Kanhai took 6 wickets at an average of 13. His best performance was 4 wickets for 23 runs. At the same time, Pooran remained at number two with 2 wickets. Jason Holder is back in the series against India. The team has high hopes from him. Talking about the last 5 series, West Indies won 3-0 and 3-0 over Ireland and Sri Lanka.
Apart from this, the Caribbean team lost 1-2 to Australia, 1-2 to Ireland and 0-3 to Bangladesh. Indian young players have done well against South Africa, Ireland and England. In such a situation, once again he would like to repeat this feat against the West Indies.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2022, 10:10 IST