India now eyeing whitewash against West Indies

November 17th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) After carving out an emphatic innings victory here Thursday to clinch the cricket Test series against West Indies, the Indian team was now eyeing a whitewash by winning the third and final match in Mumbai beginning Nov 22.

“We will try our best. It’s difficult to predict in cricket,” Dhoni told mediapersons after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead, winning the second Test at the Eden Gardens by an innings and 15 runs.

India won the opener in Delhi by five wickets.

However, Dhoni said he was expecting a tough match as the Caribbeans were a good side.

“We will have to see what kind of wicket we get there (in Mumbai). The West Indies are a good side. Their bowling line is quite good. It’s not that they can’t bat. As you have seen in the second innings they are talented batsmen.”

“We are expecting a tough third Test. We have shown some improvements in this Test than we did in the first Test. Hopefully we will go on improving. We are not thinking on results. We will try to do well on the field.”

Asked whether the hosts would go for experimentation on team composition in Mumbai now that the series is sealed, Dhoni said the team was thinking over it.

“But it’s too soon right now (to talk on it). We will see what needs to be done. We don’t want to overuse the bowlers also. We will think and do what’s best for the side. Let’s see if everything goes well,” he said.

But the Indian skipper said more than experimentation his team would see to it that the best possible team was fielded in Mumbai.

On whether he was contemplating some rest in view of the gruelling schedule, the Indian skipper said: “Well, I won’t take rest for the next game that’s for sure. Let’s see after that.”

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