“Don’t think we should be disgraced by what has taken place “- Captain Kieron Pollard

The tour of India ended with the West Indies losing all their matches.  They lost the ODI series 3-0 and the Twenty20 series 3-0.

Rovman Powell and Nicholas pooran batted well in all three Twenty20 matches. pooran scored 184 runs in three matches (most runs). Rostan Chase took 06 wickets in the innings (most wicket).

Speaking at the end of the tournament, skipper Kieron pollard said the tournament should not be discredited.

“Yes we lost 3-0 but the guys put their hands up and gave a good account of themselves. I don’t think we should be disgraced by what has taken place. We are not happy losing, let me put that on record. It’s not like that at all. We are trying to win cricket games.”

In both the second and third Twenty20 matches, west Indies came to the brink of victory but were unlucky to lose in the face of excellent bowling. So Pollard mentioned that more work needed to be done with the backend.

Pollard further commented,

“It just goes to show the fine line in International cricket between winning and losing, and the margins for error when you are bowling or batting. Executing in the backend is something we need to work on. From a bowling perspective, for the first 15 overs of this game, we had India right where we wanted them to be.”

Here pollard pointed out that the batting was at a very good level during the Twenty20 tournament. He said he scored 158 in the first innings, 178 and 167 in the second and third innings, and was decent from a batting standpoint.

He added that the series was a good one and that the players gave a good description of them. He also said the team is working and will have some time to think about things.

He also said that Chase bowled very well, that Febian Allen came in and showed him what he could do, and that Sheldon Cottrell bowled really well.

“We are not chopping and changing for the sake of it. The guys come in, play their roles and then you go back and check if you played your role as an individual. That’s about it as a team. We have to give guys opportunities and we have to win as well.”

Skipper said the team needed the stability of wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran, who has been among the best throughout the tournament. He also said that he has the characteristics of a leader in international sports.

“Nicholas was outstanding. He had the consistency we had asked for. I don’t want to take up the word consistency and take the word responsibility and make it sound like he has to do the job. At the end of the day, he’s a young player and we want him to be consistent.”

“He’s still learning his craft but he has what it takes to be a force to be reckoned with as a batter and as a leader in International cricket.”

“Players can learn a lot from Suryakumar Yadav in India,” Pollard said. He also said that he has been playing with him since he came to Mumbai Indians in 2011 and he is happy that he has grown since then.

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