Mohammed Kaif explains why Windies do well in IPL but fail in Internationals
By SMCS - Aug 10, 2022 10:00 am
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The two-time T20 World Champions, West Indies have failed to keep their sublime form in recent series where they played against India. They played the recently concluded ODI and T20I series and were outplayed by the Indian team across formats. Now former head coach Ravi Shastri asked former India player Mohammed Kaif why the Windies players fail to do well for their national team.

ravi shastri
Ravi Shastri

Notably, West Indies players have been taking part in the Indian Premier League ever since its inception and have performed quite well for the respective franchises they have played as well. However, when it comes to the national side, they failed to step up and end up performing underwhelmingly too. And Ravi Shastri asks Mohammed Kaif the same as well.

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Ravi Shastri asked Mohammed Kaif the reason for Windies players’ failure on FanCode as he said, “Kaifu, you played IPL for so many years. They play in the IPL, and they are so impressive. Toh inka problem kya hai? Vo West Indies ke liye kyun nahi khlete? Have you talked to them?” and, Mohammed Kaif shared his views to this query by Shastri as well.

Obed McCoy
Obed McCoy bowled a brilliant spell

In his reply to Ravi Shastri, Kaif said, “The issue is that they get a lot of matches to play abroad. They can get fame and money,. So that’s the difference. I also think that their former cricketers weren’t successful in convincing these players (to give time to the West Indies).”

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Notably, West Indies won the T20 World Cup twice and they are the only team to achieve the feat so far as well. The first World Cup came in the 2012 edition and they won their second cup in the year 2016 as well. However, post that, their team has seen a downward trend in their performance. However, they are expected to do well in the upcoming T20 World Cup.