West Indies limited-overs vice-captain Nicholas Pooran gave an update on all-rounder Jason Holder’s injury after the first T20I match against India on Wednesday.
Holder missed the first T20I fixture as he was hit on his chest during a training session. Cricket West Indies announced an hour before the match that Holder won’t be available to take the field.
Pooran said the all-rounder is expected to play in the second T20I match although he wasn’t too sure about his availability. “Jason Holder seems fine, he should be ready for the next game. I do not know the details of his niggle, so I cannot say about that,” Pooran said during a virtual press conference.
India chased the target of 158 with seven balls to spare in the game as skipper Rohit Sharma blazed 40 runs from 19 balls in the First Game. Pooran admitted that it was a tricky day for them and also pointed out the presence of dew as one of the factors of their loss.
“The match definitely slipped, we fell 10-15 runs short to be honest, 170-175 would have been perfect on that kind of track. Cannot really fault the bowlers, as batters we needed to pace our innings a bit smarter,” Pooran asserted.
“It was a bit tricky today, the ball was stopping a bit, it was two-paced. I thought India bowled well, there is a lot of dew here, toss was a big factor as well. Conditions and dew played a big factor in the end,” he added.
West Indies will play the second T20I match against India on Friday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.