India-West Indies 3 ODI series from July 22
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli have been rested
West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran also quipped on India
New Delhi. Team India has reached West Indies after defeating England in their own home. Here a series of three ODIs will be played between the two teams from Friday. Many star players of India including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli will not play in this series. BCCI has given him rest. In such a situation, India will have a good chance to test its bench strength. Even if players like Rohit-Virat are not playing. Nevertheless, there are many such young players in the Indian team, who have impressed everyone with their performance in recent times. Despite this, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran is taking Team India lightly. From the statement he has given about the Indian team, it looks like this.
West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran, in a conversation with the Times of India, said about the Indian team, many big Indian players are not participating in the ODI series. In this way our work will become easier. Actually, Pooran wanted to say that in the absence of star players, the Caribbean team will beat India. However, Pooran is aware of the Indian bench strength. That is why he further said in his statement that even if there are no veteran players. But, this team also cannot be taken lightly. He has lakhs of players, who can play the role of legendary players.
India has match-winners: Pooran
Pooran further said, “In the current situation, when the T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia this year, the five-match T20 series against India starting from July 29, is more important.” The West Indies captain said that India has match-winners with both the ball and the bat. But, I am sure we will be able to challenge them both here and in Florida (where the last two T20s will be played). West Indies team is going to send a message to the world and it will be great for us as a group.
Shikhar Dhawan will take over the command of the Indian team
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Indian team in the ODI series. Apart from this, players like Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan are also in this team. Who has done well in recent times. Indian bowling also has edge. Ever since Yuzvendra Chahal made a comeback, his performance has been good. Apart from this, there are good fast bowlers in the form of famous Krishna, Avesh Khan and Mohammad Siraj.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 20, 2022, 16:40 IST