India vs West Indies: I want to play positive cricket and win games, says Rishabh Pant
PORT OF SPAIN: Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh pants He has often been criticized by many for throwing his wicket and not playing according to the conditions. However, he insists that his focus is still to play a positive mark of Cricket and win matches for India.
Obviously, as an individual, I would like to have a great score. But every time I go out to the middle, I'm not focusing on that, said Pant on the eve of the third ODI between India and West Indies .
"I just want to play positive Cricket and win matches for the team. Every match is crucial for me. I want to keep on improving as a Cricket er."
After the first ODI vanished, India took an undisputed 1-0 lead in the three-game series, as they won the second match by 59 races (DLS method). And the Men in Blue will have the opportunity to seal the series when they face the team led by Jason Holder in the final ODI on Wednesday.
When asked about the atmosphere in the locker room, Pant said: Everyone is calm in the locker room. We are focusing on the match. We need to win the final ODI and finish the series at the top.
Since the World Cup, Pant has been playing number four in ODI. However, he has not had much success there. Even in the last ODI, he scored only 20 of 35 balls before Carlos Brathwaite launched him.
Shreyas Iyer, who came to bat later, scored a 68-ball 71 and provided great support to patron Virat Kohli, who scored a hundred winner at Queen's Park Oval.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar even said that Iyer should hit number four and Pant five.
However, the 21-year-old feels that the administration of the team is currently giving opportunities to each individual on the team and is looking for a medium established order.
We are not experimenting (with the middle order). We're just giving everyone who is on the team a chance, said Pant.
Everyone is confident in their position because team management is supporting them.
Talking about the pitch conditions on offer in West Indies , Pant said, "The wicket is on the slower side. It's not like flat wicket. So, you need to give yourself time and then score."