West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran said that his team’s batters aren’t learning from their earlier mistakes. On Sunday, August 7, West Indies lost by 88 runs in the fifth and final T20I at Lauderhill. After being asked to chase down 189, they were bowled out for 100. Pooran, who got out to Ravi Bishnoi after scoring only three runs, has said that they failed to stitch together useful partnerships in the run-chase as well.
“We weren’t good enough. India came out aggressive, but as batters we didn’t learn. As bowlers, we are getting better, but we need to learn faster. It is a game of skills vs skills and today we weren’t good. We didn’t put partnerships together, except for Hetmyer,” Pooran was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Shimron Hetmyer scored 56 runs off 35 balls with five fours and four sixes.
“When you come against one of the top teams in the world then execution is important. We didn’t come up trumps. As a batting and bowling team we have a lot to do. There’s a lot of cricket to be played, lot of experience to be gained. Hope we learn as a team with these losses,” he again stated.
After beating Bangladesh 2-0 followed by a 1-4 defeat to Team India, Nicholas Pooran opened up about finding the right combination for the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia as well.
“We just won a series, we lost another series here, but we are building towards a World Cup and when we reach there we are ready to compete. King and Mayers weren’t playing today. We gave him an opportunity today. We know how well he bats. In hindsight we could’ve played two spinners, something for us to think about. Both Hayden and Akeal are bowling well. Thank you to the fans in America,” Nicholas Pooran concluded.