IND vs WI ODI Series – Nicholas Pooran WestIndies Captain: The 1st ODI of the India vs WestIndies series is still 2…
IND vs WI ODI Series – Nicholas Pooran WestIndies Captain: The 1st ODI of the India vs WestIndies series is still 2 days away but the war of words have started. WI captain Nicholas Pooran has fired an early dig on the Indian side. Despite being beaten 3-0 by Bangladesh in just concluded ODI Series, Pooran feels his side can easily defeat the 2nd string Indian squad: Follow India tour of West Indies LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.
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Pooran was quoted as saying by Jamaica Radio, “so many Indian players skipping the ODI series makes our job a little easier”
- India take on the West Indies on Friday, July 22 in Port of Spain
- India are without key players like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli for the ODI series
- West Indies have endured a tough time recently and lost 0-3 to Bangladesh in ODI series
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Nicholas Pooran makes cheeky statement
Ahead of the first ODI in Trinidad, the West Indies captain played mind games and quoted, “so many Indian players skipping the ODI series makes out job a little easier, even though nothing can be taken for granted. They have millions of players who can come and do that role.”
While speaking of the T20I series Pooran added, “They have match-winners with bat and ball and we can come out and challenge them here and Florida, it will send a message across the cricket world. And it will be fabulous for us as a group as well.”
Team India are set to play five-match T20I series with two matches taking place in the United States. Florida will host India’s fourth and fifth T20I in the month of August.
Big Names absent for Men in Blue
The Indian team is missing the services of star names like Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma. Too much stress on the players with hectic cricket schedule was sighted as the reason for the players to be rested.
While Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant will return for the side in the T20I series, Bumrah and Kohli will miss the tour altogether. Hardik Pandya is another notable absentee in the team who has been given time off. Apart from them, limited-overs vice captain KL Rahul is also facing race against time to be fir for the West Indies after he underwent hernia surgery.
India with Proud record In Port of Spain
- India have played 21 ODIs at the Queen’s Park Oval and have won 11 of those matches.
- India will have bad memories from the 2007 ODI World Cup, when they were eliminated in the group stages and played all its matches at the Queen’s Park Oval.
- India lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on that occasion and only won against Bermuda.
- India are unbeaten at the venue since that defeat to Sri Lanka in 2007, and haven;t lost in 10 matches in ODIs.
- Interestingly India won 8 matches in a row at the venue.
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India tour of West Indies
India will be looking to follow the footsteps of Bangladesh and clinch the ODI series. Bangladesh beat the hosts 3-0 in the recently concluded ODI series as team India also try for the same. As things stand, the squad led by Shikhar Dhawan has relative experience of playing in the conditions and will give their best shot to clinch the ODI series.
India’s squad for 3 ODIs for WI: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.
India’s schedule for WI ODI tour
|India tour of West Indies, 2022 (ODI )|
|Day||Date||Match||Venue||Time (IST)||Time (local)|
|Friday||22nd July||1st ODI||Port of Spain||7:00 PM||9:30 AM|
|Sunday||24th July||2nd ODI||Port of Spain||7:00 PM||9:30 AM|
|Wednesday||27th July||3rd ODI||Port of Spain||7:00 PM||9:30 AM|
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