Live Cricket Score, Schedule, Latest News, Stats And Much More

  1. Home

'Will have to trust…': Hardik Pandya defiant amid criticism after India fall to 2nd straight T20I loss to West Indies

'Will have to trust…': Hardik Pandya defiant amid criticism after India fall to 2nd straight T20I loss to West Indies

Hardik Pandya, the captain of India, expressed his dissatisfaction with his team's performance with the bat on Sunday, saying that moving ahead, batters need to take more responsibility for what they do.

In the second Twenty20 international that India played against the West Indies, which the hosts won by two wickets, India's batting performance was once again unexceptional, as they were only able to score 152/7.

The total was just somewhat higher than the 145 and 9 runs they scored in the first game they played.

"If I'm being really honest, that wasn't a very satisfying display at the plate. Both the wickets and the track were getting easier to lose, and the wickets were dropping more often. We could have hit the ball more effectively. A score of 160 or more, up to 170, would have been satisfactory.

"Batters need to take more responsibility," Hardik stated during the post-match presentation.

Shubaman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Sanju Samson have all been held scoreless for India thus far in the five-match series. India is currently behind 0-2 in the series.

"Given the current composition of our team, we will have to put our faith in the performance of our top seven batters and cross our fingers that the bowlers can bring home victories." But at the same time, batters need to take more responsibility. We need to find methods to make sure we have the appropriate balance, and we need to find ways to make sure we have the correct balance.

Tilak Varma scored the most of India's runs in his first series of cricket, and he did it while seeming to be completely at ease.

"Because of the manner he has been hitting the ball, that is something that we are taking into consideration. We have a right-left combination throughout as a result of our left-handed player at the fourth hole. The younger generation is approaching with self-assurance and lack of trepidation. Rovman Powell, who captained the West Indies, expressed his joy after his team's victory.

"You're in a really advantageous spot right now. I really hope that we can keep on winning. We were always aware that our batting performance against spin would be the deciding factor. demonstrates that cricket is a game that is full of exciting surprises.

He explained his decision to switch up his bowlers throughout the course of the innings by saying, "I realised that whenever batters go at the bowlers, they don't go in the first over." Therefore, in an effort to get rid of it, I offered my bowlers one-over periods, particularly my fast bowlers because the weather is really hot.