West Indies captain Kieron Pollard doesn’t mind West Indies’ underdog tag against India and said his team will look to focus on the basics to get positive results in the limited-overs’ series which is scheduled to start from Friday.
‘’We are coming up against harder opposition, we would be the underdogs and that’s fine but then again it is about going out there and executing and believing in your talent, once you do that anything is possible,” Pollard said.
“There are boxes which need to be ticked off, when you do that, most times you end up on the right side of the result,” he added.
West Indies will begin their India tour with the three-match T20I series, starting with the opening match on December 6 in Hyderabad.
It will be followed by the second T20 International on December 8 in Thiruvananthapuram and the 3rd match is scheduled to take place in Mumbai on December 11.
Both the teams will then meet in 3 ODIs in Chennai (December 15), Visakhapatnam on December 18 and Cuttack on December 22.
Recently, West Indies team defeated Afghanistan in the ODI series and skipper Pollard said it will work harder to be more consistent.
“You should commend the guys on how they worked in a little period of time for the Afghanistan series. It was incredible and it augurs well for us as we go into the future,” The West Indian all-rounder said.
“Success is boring because you must do the same thing over and over again to be consistent and this is something the guys are willing to work on.”
Kieron Pollard was left out of the West Indies team for some time due to differences with the previous board. He said captaincy was something that sprung upon me.
“I was playing international cricket for a long period of time. I missed out for 3 or 4 years. It is no secret what transpired in terms of my relationship with the board and whatever. Like you dream of playing for the West Indies but you don’t dream of leading West Indies. But something falls into your lap and again it is a challenge and I don’t want to run away from challenges,” he added.
The 32-year-old player said he could share his experiences with the young cricketers in the dressing room.
“And they also need the experienced guys also to guide them along so. You know, that’s basically my job. In terms of trying to guide them and set them in the right direction,” Pollard added.