After a 2-0 loss in the Test series, the West Indies cricket team finally ended their tour of India with a 2-1 loss in the ODI series as well. In a series, that was saw India dominate, the West Indies failed to even put up a fair show for their fans. Although they won the 2nd ODI at Vishakhapatnam, the Dwayne Bravo led side has disappointed with their performances.
“At times we were inconsistent with the ball and we paid for it. We did a lot of things right but unfortunately just didn’t win the game. We are disappointed because this was our best opportunity to win a series in India. We just have to regroup and keep believing.” – the Windies skipper said.
Bravo was particularly disappointed with the batting display from his side and pointed out that it was the biggest difference between India and West Indies.
“The difference between us and India is that our batsmen get starts and get out whereas one or two Indian batsmen always bat through to either set a big target or until India wins. That’s what our batsmen need to learn. The talent is there and now we just have to get our attitude and mindset right.”
However, the skipper was impressed with the show from Kieron Powell and Marlon Samuels in the last game and marked it out as one of the positives that came out of a forgettable tour.
“Samuels and Powell had a fantastic partnership (117 runs) but unfortunately none of them could carry on to score a big one. Samuels got out to a good ball from Ashwin, which was the turning point. I would have loved our batsmen to consolidate on their starts but as long as they keep showing signs of form, I am sure the big score will follow.”
Bravo was also self critical and accepted that his own performances as a skipper has been below par and he needs to step up his game before he can ask the same from his troops. He also said that it was his lack of runs and inability to pick wickets at crucial times that hampered his team the most.
“I had a very bad series and I have to improve my performance as the captain of the team. One of my roles in the team is to finish off games and if I had done that today, I’d have put my team in a very good position. But in this series I let my team down. However, I will not let that get better of me and try to come as an improved player in the next series.”
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