India vs West Indies 1st ODI abandoned due to rain. Earlier on the day, India has won the toss and elected to bowl first keeping the climate conditions in mind.
Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis have opened the innings. Where Lewis was in good touch with the ball and at the other end Gayle was struggling to get runs. And during the 10th over Kuldeep Yadav has taken the wicket of “Universal Boss” Chris Gayle and sent to the pavilion with a score of just 4 runs in his pocket. And Shai Hope came into the crease and scored 6 runs in 11 balls.
Evin Lewis has made quick runs by targetting Khaleel Ahmed and made a fair knock of 40 runs in 36 balls. And soon after the 13th over rain has started. After so many pitch inspection’s and keeping the climate conditions in mind, match officials have decided to call it off.
So after this, both teams will leave to Trinidad for the 2nd and 3rd ODI matches which will be played on 11th August and 14th August.
Virat Kohli | India Captain:
Says that it is the worst part of cricket when there are stop and start games. Tells that it is important to look after injuries as these stop and start games can cause a lot of them. Admits it would have been a risk to play on that surface after rain.
On how the game has changed since the 2015 World Cup, Kohli feels it has come a long way. Gives an example of World Champions, England who have changed the way they play cricket. Further adds that the game is developing and the guys are getting fitter and sharper in the field.
On the remaining games, Kohli tells that few of the pitches will test you as some might have pace and bounce and some might be slower and different. Tells that is the specialty of the Caribbean Islands as each venue offers a different challenge. Kohli feels the team that plays good and solid cricket will end up on the winning side.
Jason Holder | West Indies Captain:
Says that it is very frustrating not to have a full game. On the opening stand, Holder says they assessed the conditions well. Says it was important for them to get some time out in the middle.
On being asked how they can defeat India and what are they looking for in this series, Holder tells his side is looking for consistency as they have disappointed in the recent tournaments.