Kolkata, Feb 21 (PTI) West Indies suffered a 0-3 loss in the T20 International series but Caribbean captain Kieron Pollard said his team should not feel humiliated as the three-match series against India The score line is not indicative of his team’s belligerence.
Suryakumar Yadav’s attacking 65 helped India beat West Indies by 17 runs in the third T20I to clean sweep the three-match series.
Pollard said in a post-match virtual press conference, “Yes, we lost 3-0 but the players showed their mettle. I don’t think we should feel humiliated. We are not happy with the loss. We are trying to win the match.”
West Indies had a very good chance of victory in the second T20 match when Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran scored aggressive half-centuries. India, however, bounced back from the brilliant bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and registered an eight-run victory.
Pollard said, “It shows the slight difference between victory and defeat in international cricket. It shows the difference between mistakes in bowling or batting.
“Performing well in the last overs is one area we need to work on. As far as the first 15 overs are concerned, we think we performed as we wanted. ,
The most positive aspect for West Indies was the return of form for wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran, who scored three half-centuries and scored 184 runs at an average of 61.33.
Pollard said, “I think it was a good series. The players took over. We are making good progress and it will take some time for things to settle down.”
He said, “Nicholas performed exceptionally well. He showed consistency. He is a young player and we want him to continue to perform well. He’s still learning. ,
The Windies skipper also heaped praise on his Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav.
Pollard said, “Sun is a world-class player. I got a chance to play for Mumbai Indians with him. He is performing brilliantly. All batsmen can learn from him.
[Attribution to NBT]