The Men in Blue are rearing to get on the field for a full game after the first ODI was abandoned due to rains at Guyana, Caribbean islands. Marching on from a dominating T20 series defeat over the Men in Maroon, India have set their eyes on their next target - the ODI series.
Team India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was seen honing his keeping skills with the help of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav in what appears to be a hotel lobby. The swashbuckling youngster took to Twitter to post a video of the duo practicing, as MS Dhoni's successor made some simple catches off Yadav's drifty bowling. 'Where? When? Who? What?... No sorry... I only know Why' he wrote, leaving a riddle for the fans to solve.
See Pant's tweet here:
Rains once again returned to haunt the Men in Blue, leading to the first ODI being called off. The wrath of the rains was felt by India during the World Cup semi-finals against New Zealand when play was pushed to the reserve day and ultimately destroyed India's chances of beating the Kiwis to go on to the finals of the tournament.
The match was already reduced to 43-over-a side even before a ball being bowled as the wet outfield due to rains had forced the toss to be delayed. The match began two hours later than the original 7 pm IST start.
West Indies made a quiet start with Bhubaneswar Kumar and Mohammed Shami exploiting the conditions well to tie down Gayle and Lewis before the first rain interruption.
The second One-day International will be played in Port of Spain on Sunday and India will hope to get a full game.