It may be disappointing for the West Indies that they were whitewashed by the Indian cricket team in the first three T20I matches, but they don’t feel down as they look forward on progress. The Windies ODI squad has a mantra to motivate their team: “fresh energy, new ideas, renewed drive”.
In the first T20I match, they were thrashed by India by four wickets in the Central Broward Regional Stadium. Kieron Pollard was the top-scorer of the team who scored 49 runs off 49 balls. The only batsman from the Windies who scored two-digit figures is Nicholas Pooran.
They lost for the second time during the second T20I after the match was called off due to rain and threats of lightning. The Men in Blue won by 22 runs via DLS method. Their chance of claiming victory was blocked by the inclement weather.
India became leading 3-0 in the third match as they reached the 147 target. They won by seven wickets over the Windies.
West Indies Team captain Jason Holder said that the cricket team is focused on making big scores. "Too many instances where we have gotten starts as individuals but never carried them deep into the innings, so that's one area we have pinpointed and once we've tackled that we have put ourselves in our very good position," he said.
The first ODI was played in the Providence Stadium in Guyana where the third T20I was held. They showed promising performance and made 54 runs in 13 overs. However, the match was abandoned due to rain. The number of overs was reduced several times, from 43, 40 then 34 overs per side. India didn’t have the chance to bat after because the game was called off.
In spite of the circumstances, he remains confident and positive for the series. The second ODI will take place in the Port of Spain on August 11. There are available cricket odds that can be found in top betting sites.