West Indies former fast bowler Ian Bishop named 21-year-old Uttar Pradesh pacer Shivam Mavi and 19-year-old Rajasthan’s Kamlesh Nagarkoti as the future bowling prospects for India.
“I am motivated and waiting to see if Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti can be fit and continue their progress. Nagarkoti, in particular,” Bishop said in an interview. While Nagarkoti has been grappling with injuries for quite some time, Mavi has impressed with his bowling in the domestic match and also in the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders.
West Indies will meet India in a three-match T20I series starting December 6 which will be followed by a three-match ODI series. When asked about West Indies’ chances in the upcoming series, he said India was a commanding force in world cricket. He added that the T20 World Cup victory does not mean that West Indies will be able to beat the hosts in the upcoming series.
Bishop said, “Well, you always have a chance to win. (But) How many people come to India and beat India? It is a steamer. My expectation and hope are for them (West Indies) to win – but if they don’t, I am not going to be put off. This is what I want people in the Caribbean particularly to understand: India is a dominant force in the world game. West Indies can not go from winning one World Cup game to beating a team that got to the semi-finals of that World Cup with word of honor. “
“The fans will want to see victory, but what I am saying is, maybe this Indian tour is a bridge very quick. If it does not happen, all is not lost. Victory will be on top, but if it doesn’t happen against this dynamic Indian team, it is not, ‘Break the house down and build it over’. It is all about fine-tuning their game for the T20 World Cup next year and then in 2021,” he added.