WI VS IND: Nicholas Pooran Says Players Are Feeling Hurt after 1st T20I Defeat
WI VS IND: West Indies have started their T20I series with a defeat against India, despite playing their favored format of the game. The first T20I match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy witnessed the hosts facing a 68-run defeat on Friday as India captain Rohit Sharma dominated the batting and troubled Windies’ bowling attack to become the highest run-getter in the shortest format of the game as well.
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However, the newly appointed captain, Nicholas Pooran has said that the team was really disappointed after the loss.
“Disappointed as a team. The crowd here has been absolutely amazing and we have disappointed them. The players have been feeling very hurt but this is the first game of the T20 series and we will look to bounce back,” Pooran said after the defeat.
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WI VS IND: West Indies are trying to find their form under Nicholas Pooran
Meanwhile, West Indies were forced to field five players within the 30-yard-circle after falling behind the over-rate which gave Team India more advantage in the last two overs of the game. Team India used the chance pretty well and scored 40 runs off those two overs to put up a massive total of 190 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
“Yes, it was. In 18 overs, it was 150, we were indisciplined and we paid the price and the guys know that. 190 was always going to be challenging. We got a good start but the batters did not carry on. We lost wickets everytime we had some momentum and that cost us. We had already lost four wickets in the first ten overs and that cost us the game,” Pooran further added.
However, West Indies have a fresh-looking team after the departure of legendary players like Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo. The team is still finding their form under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran and they will have to do a lot of work to do well in the T20 World Cup as well, which is scheduled to take place in Australia later this year as well. Both teams will play the second game on Monday, August 1 at Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts.
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