Wednesday, July 20, 2022

It will be fantastic for West Indies cricket if they perform well against India. Christopher Pooran

Strong show against India will be fabulous for West Indies cricket: Nicholas Pooran

 White-ball captain Nicholas Pooran tells TOI that West Indies are attempting to track down the right layout for each organization

West Indies cricket is going through a temporary stage right now following a heartbreaking T20 World Cup in UAE last year.

Nicholas Pooran has taken over as the new commander, however the battles have proceeded, particularly in ODI cricket, with West Indies losing consecutive ODI series against Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Things have been somewhat better in T20s, with Pooran's side winning the series against Bangladesh, and the captain feels they have been a "mishmash" of late.

"We are attempting to figure out the right mentality for ODI cricket. When that's what we get, we will be fine, yet presently it's tied in with framing a layout for each configuration," Pooran told TOI in front of their restricted overs series against India, what begins with an ODI in Queen's Park Oval on Friday.

Pooran knows it will be an extreme test contending with an Indian side which is coming toward the West Indies on the rear of heavenly series wins in ODIs and T20Is against the strong England.

"We are anticipating the series and our point is to be serious and play invigorating cricket. We will hope to do our absolute best," Pooran said.

There are various stars missing from the Indian ODI side, with Shikhar Dhawan driving the group. The Indians appear to be viewing the T20s much more in a serious way however, with just Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah the significant truants. Pooran feels such countless Indian players skirting the ODI series makes their work somewhat more straightforward, despite the fact that nothing can be underestimated. "They have a large number of players who can come and do that job," Pooran said.

In the ongoing setting, with the T20 World Cup booked for Australia later in the year, the five-match T20I series beginning on July 29 will have more importance. "They have coordinate champs with bat and ball and we can emerge and challenge them here and Florida (the settings of the last two T20s), it will communicate something specific across the cricket world. What's more, it will be remarkable as far as we're concerned collectively also," Pooran said.

For double cross T20 title holders West Indies, it is doubly essential to be cutthroat in the most limited design, since they need to play the qualifiers in Australia not long from now to make the masterpiece occasion.

It has been a lofty fall for the Caribbean side, a country which produces players who are whizzes of establishment associations across the world. However Pooran would not get into the club versus country banter, the 26-year-old said that it likely could be a "surprisingly positive development" that they need to begin without any preparation once more.

"We set ourselves there collectively, however that is OK, it works out. We were in a defiance stage and presently we need to begin once again. It's a surprisingly beneficial turn of events that we should play the qualifiers. We have a series there and afterward the qualifiers will give us sufficient opportunity to adjust ourselves to the circumstances Down Under," the skipper added.

Pooran's own structure has been great and the left-hander feels he is in a decent second. "I'm partaking in my job and I am doing some bowling as well. The folks are supporting me 100 percent and we can do brilliant things," Pooran said.

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