Young Team India pacer Avesh Khan stated that the team management, including the captain and the coach, backed him despite his disappointing bowling efforts in the last T20Is games against West Indies. Avesh was under pressure heading into Saturday’s clash after conceding a lot of the runs in the last two matches
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has heaped praise on Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav, describing him as a versatile batter who provides the X factor that some other batters might not have. After a few low scores in recent matches, Suryakumar smashed 76 off only 44 balls in the third T20I against West Indies in St Kitts.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma stated that their bowling performance in the middle overs was a crucial aspect in their victory in their third T20I against West Indies in St Kitts on Tuesday (August 2). Sent into bat after losing the toss, the hosts reached 61 for 1 after eight overs. However, Hardik Pandya (1 for 19) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0 for 26) bowled tight spells as India restricted the hosts to 164 for 5
The last two matches of the ongoing bilateral T20I series between India and the West Indies are hanging in limbo due to visa issues. These were scheduled to be held in the United States to boost cricket in the country. Several members of both teams are yet to receive their travel documents.
India captain Shikhar Dhawan praised his team for not losing self-belief and putting up an amazing performance in the second one-dayer against West Indies in Trinidad. Chasing 312, India were three down for 79. However, Shreyas Iyer (63) and Sanju Samson (54) gave India hope with a 99-run stand for the fourth wicket. Axar Patel then came in and smashed an unbeaten 64 off 35 as India won the game with two balls to spare and clinch the series. The left-hander struck five sixes in his innings, the last of which took India past the target.
Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan admitted that he was disappointed not to get a hundred in the fIrst ODI against West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Friday. However, he was happy with the overall team effort as the Men in Blue held their nerves to clinch a close three-run win and go 1-0 up in the three-match series.