India vs West Indies: Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr hopes good show in 2nd T20I will help him carve an identity of his own
Hayden Walsh Jr returned with figures of 2/28 in 2nd T20I including wickets of Shivam Dube and Shreyas Iyer as West Indies won by eight wickets.
The India vs West Indies series in USA was not perfect, but a good first chapter in what Indian-American cricket fans hope will be a long story of India in the United States.
While most of the US is better suited to summer sports, the one place an international cricket stadium exists ironically has weather more conducive to winter matches.
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India vs West Indies: Near perfect with their tactics, Virat Kohli's men another step closer to World No 1
Barring a slightly ponderous spell in their second innings where they struggled to score quick runs and set up an overnight declaration, Virat Kohl's India were perfect with their tactics and execution.
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The cricket between India and West Indies was sedate, and unassuming — and the pitch especially so. But that did not mean India's seamers, led by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, were not going to give it their all.
In hindsight, the Indians could have bowled a more disciplined line, but the West Indies did show great fight and made it near impossible for India to get back into the game.
India certainly didn’t bowl badly, it was just that they actually met some resistance from the West Indies for the first time in four innings. This is supposed to be how Test cricket is played.
The West Indies selectors have little choice but to stick with the youngsters, and pick sides with a view to building for the future - while hoping that some breakthrough can be made in the present.
West Indies' skipper Jason Holder conceded that his side were always playing "catch-up" game throughout the first Test against India.
Rahane, the vice-captain for India's tour of the WI, said he enjoys taking responsibilities and the new role will help him to improve his performance.