Bangalore: Sep 19, 2013
Quite obviously, skipper Kieran Powell was pleased as punch that his team, the West Indies A, bounced back to win the three-match one-day series 2-1 against India A in Bangalore on Thursday as he attributed the success to some disciplined bowling.
“Of course, I am extremely delighted to have come back and win the series after losing the first game. Before the series, we had discussed that to beat India, you need to take wickets consistently and that is what we did here,” said Powell after the game.
Powell had a special word for seamer Miguel Cummins.
“Cummins was outstanding throughout the series.”
As for the team strategy, Powell said: “After the first game, we watched the Indians and strategised around the Indians’ game. We then executed it well.”
“Also, Kirk Edwards gave himself a chance and played deep into the innings. That is what the team needed and he got it,” Powell said.
Powell was all praise for the younger players in his team while pointing out that many of them were travelling to India for the first time.
“A lot of players have come to India for the first time. The conditions in India are different and it is a different experience. The bowlers have bowled well and the batters have batted well. This augurs well for West Indian cricket,” he said.