Denesh Ramdin claims unavailability of the senior players force them to lose T20I series at early
By Sandy - Nov 11, 2018 4:33 pm
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Windies senior wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin claims that the unavailability of the senior players is one of the big reasons for Windies to go down to 2-0 at the end of the second T20I in the three-match T20I series against the hosts India.

Denesh Ramdin

In the first T20I, despite Windies were restricted to just 109 runs, they were brave to fight back in the game by picking up India’s quick wickets but still, they were far away from the victory as India won by 5 wickets with 13 balls remaining. In the second game, Indian stand-in-skipper Rohit Sharma’s brilliant T20I century helped India to put a massive total of 195/2, while Windies batsmen surrendered against the Indian bowlers and managed to score only 124/9 in reply.

Speaking about the team, Ramdin told on the day ahead of the third and final T20I of the series, “It’s difficult to build a team given the current scenario. When you look at our T20 players they are in demand all over the world, so yes, we are suffering in that aspect. Our senior players did not turn up for the tour, and that’s one of the reasons why we are 2-0 down in this series. It’s all about having food on the table. The players are good enough to be taken by a team in another part of the world, then I can’t stop a player who’s out there to improve.”

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Ramdin has felt disappointed with their T20I performances in this tour. He was expecting to do well from the first game but they didn’t adapt as well as they should have.

Windies cricket team

He added, “We’re disappointed. We’re T20 champs, and we played our first game at the Eden Gardens (where WI beat England in the final of the 2016 World T20), where we were expecting to do well. But we didn’t adapt as well as we should have. We didn’t string any partnerships either. T20 banks on momentum and partnerships, and we couldn’t do that.”

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Ramdin also believes that the left-arm Indian chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav played an important part for India’s success in this Windies tour of India as their batsmen have failed to pick him.

Kuldeep Yadav

The 33-year-old said, “I think Kuldeep played a major part in the Tests, ODIs and T20s. Guys haven’t been able to pick him, and basically he was the trick in the middle overs and unfortunately we couldn’t push on.”