Wed | Nov 21, 2018

Windies men chase pride

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

 

CHENNAI, India (CMC):

West Indies have only pride to play for when they take on India in the final Twenty20 International of the three-match series here today, hoping to end an otherwise wretched tour on a high note.

The Carlos Brathwaite-led side has been little match for the powerful Indian juggernaut, losing the first match in Kolkata by five wickets before going under in the second in Lucknow by 71 runs.

Sunday's match presents, perhaps, their best chance, especially with India deciding to rest seamers Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav, along with excellent left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who has terrorised the tourists in all formats during the series.

 

SHORT ON EXPERIENCE

 

Ramdin, one of the few senior players in a squad otherwise short on experience, said it was important that the Windies pull out all the stops for the contest at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

"On this wicket, the side boundaries are a bit bigger, and the Indians play spin quite well, so it's very important we bowl the right lengths on this wicket," the former Test captain said.

"They have home advantage, but we need to take some pride in ourselves to try and win one game."

The match bowls off at 8:30 a.m. (Ja time).