The West Indies team has shaken India by defeating a tough team like England. As a result, the new captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, is worried. It is imperative that India do its best to win the upcoming tournaments.
West Indies team is about to visit India. 3 ODIs are going to be played between the two countries from 6 February and the same number of T20 series will be played from 16 February. But even before this tour, the West Indies led by Kieron Pollard has increased the tension of Team India’s new captain Rohit Sharma in limited-overs cricket.
There is a valid reason for this as well. West Indies, ranked 10th in the T20 rankings, defeated T20 number-1 team England 3-2 in a series of 5 T20Is a day earlier. It was during this series that there were reports of two tears in the West Indies team. But this did not affect the performance of the team and the West Indies, which lost the ODI series to their weaker Ireland earlier this year, gave England all four.
With this victory, the Caribbean team of Kieron Pollard has also raised alarm bells for India. However, India’s tour of the West Indies is, to begin with, ODIs. But in view of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year, the importance of the T20 series between the two teams from 16 February is more.
The strength of the West Indies team in this format has been seen in the recent series against England. Even though in the T20 World Cup held in UAE and Oman last year, the West Indies team did not play like the defending champion. But the Caribbean team showed a game like a champion against England. In such a situation, the new Indian captain Rohit Sharma has to break the strength of the West Indies team.
West Indies biggest strength and match winner player
The first and biggest strength of the West Indies team is the long army of match-winners. This was also seen in the recent T20 series against England. In all the five T20Is against England, different West Indies batsmen were the top scorers. In the last T20, where captain Pollard played the highest innings of 41 runs, then in the first T20 opener, Brandon King made a fifty and gave the team victory.
The second biggest strength of the bowling team
The second force is the bowlers of the team. Whenever the England batsmen tried to put the Caribbean team under pressure in the series. Different bowlers emerged as heroes for the team. In the fourth T20, Moeen Ali hit four consecutive sixes off Jason Holder. In the same, Holder created history by taking 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls in the last T20. Where the bowlers of England took 23 wickets in the entire series.
At the same time, the Caribbean bowlers took 43 wickets almost twice as much. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma will have to strategize keeping in mind the match-winner players present in the Caribbean team.
Even though the ODI series between India and West Indies will be played first. But, the way West Indies bowlers and batsmen performed in the T20 series against England, they can spoil the game of Team India in the ODI series as well.