West Indies T20 captain on the tour of Pakistan, Nicholas Pooran, says the team he leads “is learning on the job, so don’t don’t be too hard on us”. He says some of the shots the batters played when they lost their wickets, were ‘silly shots’. Referring to his own dismissal, he said “after scoring 14 from the over, I thought I didn’t have to play that shot (last ball of the over), I thought that was a silly shot from myself”.
The talented left-handed batsman said as professionals, whatever format they play, they have to learn from them as quick as possible. “We want to be good players, not average players. If we have opportunities to play the longer format, we still have the opportunities to learn. I will not single out that we have to play the long format”.
The wicketkeeper-batsman praised Brandon King, for his first 50 in T20 internationals. Referring to the right-handed Jamaican as high quality, he “showed his class. He played a really good innings and I hope he goes from strength to strength”.
The West Indies crashed to a 0-2 deficit in the current T20 series, with one match to go, but the former T20 World Champions are seeking to finish the series on a high before turning their attention on the One Day International series.
West Indies play the third and final T20 on Thursday before Shai Hope takes over the helm as the regional team proceeds to three One Day Internationals.
Note: Dominic Drakes, Sharmah Brooks made their debuts in the ongoing series and Gudakesh Motie is yet to receive his first cap.