We showed in glimpses that we are capable of competing : Phil Simmons

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08 Aug 2022 | 10:52 AM
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We showed in glimpses that we are capable of competing : Phil Simmons

Barring Obed McCoy in the second T20I, India didn’t have to face much heat against the West Indies bowlers

Windies threw in the towel in the entire India series, and barring that one game in Tauroba, where they secured their only win of the tour, Windies couldn’t put their best game forward. Indian batters were all over them on surfaces that were unhelpful for the batters and that showed the downfall of the West Indies side. Phil Simmons admitted the same, however, added that there were glimpses of what they can do in the future.

"It's difficult," Simmons said. "But I think we have three more matches [against New Zealand]. After that we will sit down and make decisions as to who fits into the way we want to play.

"I think the three matches will be important for a lot of players as well as some players who will be rested. But, in general, after that we will have to make a decision."

"The main thing is we need to bat in a format. We need to be able to bat for the six overs and know how we are batting in that. We need to stop losing wickets and once we stop losing wickets, we're going to make big scores. We have the players - Hetty showed he is back to form, we have Rovman, we have Pooran, who has done a little bit as we went on in the series, but nobody has been consistent throughout the series. So, I think that is what we need now - consistency and understanding the situation of the game and knowing how we play that."

Barring Obed McCoy in the second T20I, India didn’t have to face much heat against the West Indies bowlers and that was a big reason behind the series loss. Simmons admitted the same but stated that they need to get their act together sooner than later.

"It's always going to be difficult playing against India. It's the best T20 team in the world - man for man," Simmons said. "But we showed in glimpses that we are capable of competing - sometimes with the ball and sometimes with the bat. Probably, we never put everything together. That's the lesson we are going to take from this. We have to put everything together on the day to beat the top teams."

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