West Indies ready for final T20 match against India

─ players confident

DPI, Guyana, Monday, August 5, 2019

West Indies and Barbadian cricketer, Roston Chase, expects a great game when the regional side takes on India again for the third and final T20 match in Georgetown.

Chase, who has not yet been given his role, says he remains confident in his side.

“The team is not together as yet, only a five-man training camp had been going on the last couple of days, but the guys have been working hard, the vibe with the five guys has been good… the guys are all friends, so they should be confident and ready to go,” he noted.

Chase, an allrounder; right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-spin bowler along with national team coach, Floyd Reifer, had a brief interaction with the media this afternoon.

Reifer said this match and others upcoming, were all steppingstones into next year’s world cup. “Yes, we are building towards the world cup next year, so obviously we will expose some more talent, we haven’t looked at the CPL which starts in a few weeks, hopefully, some good talent can come out of there,” Reifer noted.

He acknowledged that while winning matches is important, what is of priority is getting the squad together, and playing as many matches together as possible.

Cricket commentators have given positive reviews to West Indies bowling performances over the last two matches noting that the batting has vastly improved as well.

The probable West Indies XI line up comprises; 1 John Campbell/Evin Lewis, 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Nicholas Pooran/Anthony Bramble (wk), 4 Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Carlos Brathwaite (capt), 8 Keemo Paul, 9 Khary Pierre, 10 Sheldon Cottrell, 11 Oshane Thomas

India XI (probable): 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan/KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja/Washington Sundar, 8 Deepak Chahar/Navdeep Saini, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Khaleel Ahmed, 11 Rahul Chahar.

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