WI vs BAN, 1st ODI, West Indies are set to face Bangladesh in the opening game of the three-match ODI series on Sunday, July 10 at Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Nicholas Pooran of West Indies. Courtesy: Windies Cricket Twitter
- West Indies will face Bangladesh in the first 1st ODI in Guyana
- West Indies beat the Tigers 2-0 in the T20I series
- West Indies have won 8 out of 21 ODIs since January 2021
Nicholas Pooran reckoned that the West Indies batters needed to tighten up their game while playing quality seam and spin bowling. On Sunday, July 10, the Caribbean team is set to lock horns with Bangladesh in the first of the three ODIs at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Pooran and Co. defeated the Tigers 2-0 in the T20I series, but felt that the hosts needed to find the apt ryhthm for the 50-over format. The skipper said that the national team is currently in a transition phase with a lot of youngsters coming in.
“Looking back at the Pakistan series, we as a team obviously reflect, and spoke about the importance of partnerships and about partnership awareness in batting 50 overs,” Pooran was quoted as saying.
“As a batting group we believe that every time the ball is swinging in or the ball has started to spin we reacted very late and this is something we want to work in as a team and as a group and try to get better in the series,” he stated.
“I think there’s a lot of new guys in the team and we definitely need to play more as a group. Just have patience. I think the ODI format is just between the Tests and the T20Is and the mindset keeps changing. We just need to have the right mindset and the right template for this format and just stick with it for a bit,” Pooran added.
Since January 2021, West Indies have lost 13 out of 21 matches in ODIs. Recently, they defeated the Netherlands 3-0, but lost 0-3 to Babar Azam’s Pakistan. Last year, they also faced a 0-3 series defeat at the hands of Bangladesh.
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