Although the West Indies have lost their previous eight one-day internationals, skipper Nicholas Pooran thinks they are close to finding their strengths and recording victories. West Indies' 300+ totals in their first two ODI matches against India gave Pooran confidence.
On the eve of the third ODI, Pooran stated, "We’re just starting to obviously put performances together. I don’t want to come to a conclusion and say our batting is our strength or our bowling is our strength. As a team, we’re still figuring it out. We haven’t put a collective effort together yet, obviously, the results haven’t shown that yet, but the more games we play as a unit, we’re going to figure it out and we’re close to crossing the line and actually figuring it out what is our strength as a team."
“I keep telling winning and losing is contagious and at the moment in ODI cricket we’re losing and we’re finding ways to win games, but in terms of the confidence level, all the guys are ready for the challenge again. We’re ready to come out there and put our hearts and souls out there and perform together as a team,” he added.
Despite losing the first two games, the host team fought hard against the Men in Blue and scored above 300 runs in both games. Pooran, the team's captain, too appears to be in fine form after hitting an outstanding fifty during the second ODI.