West Indies eyeing to clinch ODI series against India

Rajkot: After winning two of first three one day internationals at Mumbai and Vadodara, West Indies (women) cricket team is eyeing to clinch ODI series against India (women) when they play the fourth game at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.

The visitors started off well by beating India comprehensively in the opening match and then won the third ODI after losing second at Vadodara while India lost the momentum suffered a loss after levelled the series.

Indian (women) captain Jhulan Goswami admitted that the team did not play well causing trail by 2-1. "We failed to maintain momentum after winning the second ODI but we are hoping to level the series by playing good and positive cricket," Goswami told media persons.

We have the potential to display good cricket but need to play as a team she said adding that the half chance should be converted into success if we want to stay in the hunt.

Goswami, who was concerned about the fielding standards said "our fielding had not been good in first three matches and we have really work hard on it and we would hopefully do well in this area tomorrow."

The West Indies are enjoying a 2-1 lead and eyeing to pocket the series by winning tomorrow’s game. Captain Merissa Aguilleira said despite of playing in different conditions, the team has done well so far.

"We have played as a team and everyone knows their role," Merissa said.

"Tomorrow`s game would obviously be an important match for both the teams but we are now much prepared in this condition and everyone has a specific role to play in all important games," she said.

However, the visitors’ skipper is afraid of the Indian spin department. "The opposition has a good variety in spin department which can make the difference," she said


India: Jhulan Goswami (capt), Mithali Raj, Rumeli Dhar, Amita Sharma, Poonam Raut, Gouhar Sultana, Soniya Dabir, Anagha Deshpande, Harman Preet Kaur, Diana David, Reema Malhotra, Samantha Lobatto, Neha Tanvar, Snehal Pradhan.

West Indies : Merissa Aguilleira (capt), Anisa Mohammed, Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dotton, Shemaine Campbelle, Shakera Selman, June Ogle Thomas, Shanel Daley, Stacy Ann King, Tremarne Smartt, Britney Cooper, Juliana Nero, Pearl Etienne, Subrina Munroe.

Umpires: Piyush Khakhar and Keki Doodhwala.