After defeating England in England, India went on to take over West Indies in their country. The ODI Series started on 22nd July and it was a 3 match ODI Series and all of the 3 matches took place in Trinidad. The West Indies team was defeated in all the three matches by India and it was a whitewash by the Indian team. It was the first time that the Indian team had whitewashed West Indies in their country in an ODI Series.
India is now playing a 5 match T20 Series against West Indies. The series started on 29th July and The 1st T20 took place in the same Brain Lara Stadium, Trinidad. The 1st T20 was won by India by a huge margin of 68 runs. The second T20 was levelled by West Indies in a nail biter as they required 10 in the last over and Avesh Khan’s no ball ruined it for India.
The toss has been won by India and chose to bowl first. West Indies started off well but were not able to convert their score into a big one. Thee final score at the end of the first innings was 164/5 Kyle Mayers being the top scorer for West Indies and Bhuvneshwar being leading wicket taker with two wickets. Hardik bowled all 4 overs and had the best economy as he gave only 19 runs and picked up and important wicket of Brandon King. India chased down the target easily but there were some points to note down in the match.
Avesh Khan gave 47 runs in the 4 overs he bowled and Shreyas Iyer found it difficult to score runs and scored 24(27). Fans reacted to their performance. Fans have criticized them both for their performance in the T20 series until now.
Check out some twitter reactions:
Avesh Khan doesn’t provide anything to this attack. He did good in the IPL but we need different profiles. Lack of variety in the bowling attack always haunts us.
— Subhash (@Subhash__Tweets) August 2, 2022
Avesh Khan has single handedly gifted this match to West Indies.
Overthrow, no ball, freehit goes for six, then a boundary. Pathetic display of cricket from Indian batting and Avesh Khan#CricketTwitter #IndvsWI
— Sudhanshu Sharma (@SudhanshuS18) August 1, 2022
— potato (@prvs8) August 2, 2022
— OneCricket (@OneCricketApp) August 2, 2022
Shreyas Iyer is a good Batsman. Just don't bowl to him.
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) August 2, 2022