Indian team did not get a chance to practice
India-Windies 1st ODI on July 22
Shikhar Dhawan will be the captain in the ODI series
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team led by Shikhar Dhawan did not get a chance to understand the mood of the pitch at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain for the first ODI of the 3-match series against West Indies. The Indian players hoped that when they reach the West Indies directly from the UK, they will get a chance to do a net session, but their hope was dashed. The Indian team will play the first ODI against the hosts West Indies on Friday (July 22).
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has posted a video on the official Twitter handle of its social media. The rain is shown at the beginning of the video. It rained heavily in Trinidad on Wednesday. In such a situation, the players were forced to practice in the indoor stadium. Indian players are seen sweating profusely in the indoor net session. In this video of one minute and 25 seconds of BCCI, opener Shubman Gill is seen ready for the upcoming series.
Gearing up for ODI No.1 against the West Indies
‘It is better to do indoor exercises than to do nothing’
According to Shubman Gill, ‘As we came here from UK, we thought it would be good if we do a net session. But here it started raining. We thought that it is better to practice indoors than not to do anything. I really enjoyed doing net session. I am very happy. We are all very excited about this series. On this tour, Dhawan has been made the captain for the ODI series. The regular captain of the team, Rohit Sharma has been rested in the ODI series.
All three ODIs will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The three ODIs of the series will be played from 22 to 27 July at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. After the ODI series, the Indian team will play a 5-match T20 series with the hosts. The T20 series will start from July 29. The fifth and last T20 match will be played on July 29. For the T20 series, Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya will return to Team India, who have been rested in the ODI series.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2022, 12:31 IST