Beginning of a new journey in the Caribbean - one milestone achieved, many more to conquer for India
Updated: Aug 20, 2019
At a time when World Cup scares are still haunting the Indian cricket team, this West Indies tour is probably a new awakening for them. A fresh start after a notorious world cup exit is all that the team needed at the moment. An escape to the wonderful Caribbean land is a good way to get away from their insecurities.
Carrying several new talents on the West Indies tour, Virat Kohli already clarified the doubts over experimenting fresh faces on the overseas tour. All of the fresh faces have had some great domestic seasons as a backing.
Coming to the T20 series, India have completely outclassed the West Indies side which is known for its shorter format exploits. India not only clean-swept West Indies by 3-0 but also came out as a winner in every department.
Some promising performances here and there from the West Indians couldn't do justice to the tag they carry, i.e., World Champions in T20s. Eventually, they surrendered to the awe of the Indian team.
Top performers for India in the series
Navdeep Saini (4-1-17-3) (Ind vs West Indies 1st T20I)
Knocking on the selectors' doors for considerable time, Navdeep Saini comes from Delhi, the land of some great Indian Cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Ashish Nehra. Eventually, the right-arm pacer got the deserving platform to showcase his bowling prowess.
Getting three world-class T20 batsmen, registering best T20 bowling figures of the career and winning player of the match award on the debut, what else a cricketer could ask for? In the absence of strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Saini has proved a point here. In the long run, he will not just contend for a back up option but he has the potential to serve as a strike bowler.