Former Indian cricket team opener Aakash Chopra recently analyzed India’s performance in their first ODI against the West Indies cricket team. Playing at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, the Men in Blue beat the home side by three runs. In a high-scoring contest, Mohammed Siraj kept his nerve in the final over and helped the Indian cricket team take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Speaking about the match between the Indian cricket team and the West Indies cricket team that happened yesterday, the home captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to field first. Half-centuries from skipper Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and vice-captain Shreyas Iyer helped the Indian cricket team finish with a 308-run total in their 50 overs.
Gudakesh Motie was the most successful bowler for the West Indies cricket team as he took two wickets in his 10 overs, conceding 54 runs. Alzarri Joseph made an impressive comeback to end the first innings with figures of 2/61 in 10 overs.
Chasing 308 runs for a win in the first ODI, the West Indies cricket team lost Shai Hope early, but a half-century from Kyle Mayers kept them in the game. Brandon King smashed a fifty as well, but eventually the West Indies cricket team lost by three runs.
Aakash Chopra gave his honest opinion on the performance of Indian cricketers against West Indies cricket team
Chopra was not satisfied with performance of Axar Patel (21 & 0/43) and Prasidh Krishna (0/62) as he said on his YouTube channel:
“Prasidh Krishna and Axar Patel are struggling a little bit. There was a slight injury concern with Axar but his performance has not been that good in the last few matches. Prasidh Krishna has been playing regularly now but the penetration or the wicket-taking is not coming. He has not been able to nail those yorkers.”