West Indies face a monumental problem in turning round their wretched One-Day Worldwide kind after they face powerhouses India in a troublesome three-match collection beginning in Trinidad on Friday.
The Caribbean aspect are coming off a 3-0 whitewash by the hands of Bangladesh in Guyana final week, their fourth collection defeat in 5 this yr additionally marking their third clear sweep since final January.
Extra considerably, West Indies haven’t crushed India in a collection in almost 20 years, leaving their odds of success over the following week and actually lengthy odds.
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Captain Nicholas Pooran on Thursday urged his aspect to conjure up the braveness essential to buck their shedding development.
“I simply need to see the fellows proceed to struggle, each [with] bat and ball. I feel the final one-day sport we performed in opposition to Bangladesh in powerful situations, we tried our greatest and we felt like we had an opportunity of profitable the sport and we virtually did,” stated Pooran, who can be taking part in on house soil for the primary time since his appointment as full-time captain.
“For this India collection I simply need us to struggle – dig deep and simply struggle so long as potential. And also you by no means know, if we keep within the struggle so long as potential issues can occur for us. So I need to see that struggle from each particular person on the workforce.”
He added: “All of the gamers are motivated. Everybody desires to do nicely and that’s actually implausible to see. We simply must have actually good conversations, proceed to consider in one another and proceed to again our expertise.
“I feel the fellows are gelling very well for the time being. We all know for a truth at the back of our minds that we need to win cricket video games and everyone seems to be doing the whole lot essential to carry out on the cricket subject.”
West Indies have discovered themselves woefully in need of expertise in latest collection, with the likes of elite all-rounder Jason Holder, batsman Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis all unavailable for various causes.
Holder has returned for this collection, nevertheless, after lacking excursions of the Netherlands and Pakistan, and the multi-format collection in opposition to Bangladesh, and is predicted to offer a lift in all departments.
Nonetheless, Pooran stated his aspect remained an inexperienced one particularly within the ODI format, and burdened they’d not be inserting themselves underneath pointless strain although they wished to win.
“The strain is at all times on to win cricket video games however we as a workforce, we’re undoubtedly not feeling any strain when it comes to profitable,” he defined.
“I feel we perceive as a younger group we all know for a incontrovertible fact that we’re constructing to one thing and that’s the World Cup subsequent yr. We simply bought collectively as a younger group and it’s for us to know ODI cricket a bit extra and perceive what’s the proper template to play.
“I don’t assume the strain is on us to win. We simply consider in doing the suitable issues for longer intervals of time and outcomes will maintain themselves.
“Sure we do need to win however you don’t simply say you need to win and go on a cricket subject and win cricket video games. It’s troublesome, particularly taking part in in opposition to groups which are taking part in ODI cricket actually good. We have to put within the exhausting work.”
India can be fielding in a barely weakened squad for the collection, with grasp batsman Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah all rested.
WEST INDIES – Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Keacy Carty, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales.
INDIA – Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.