Happy that we have produced results in short time: Raina
Stand-in captain Suresh Raina is happy that the new-look Indian team that got very little time to prepare for the West Indies series have produced results.cricket Updated: Jun 14, 2011 10:49 IST
Stand-in captain Suresh Raina is happy that the new-look Indian team that got very little time to prepare for the West Indies series have produced results.
India beat West Indies by three wickets here to clinch the five-match ODI series 3-0.
"God has been very kind to all the boys. Credit goes to Duncan Fletcher, Eric Simmons and the other support staff. We have gelled well as a team. We didn't get much time for preparation after IPL. We came here and had a few quality team meetings and practice sessions. That helped us," Raina said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
The Indian captain was all praise for man-of-the-match Andre Russell who scored an unbeaten 64-ball 92.
"Russell played some amazing shots. Credit goes to Amit Mishra for bowling well."
Raina believes that Mishra may have role to play in the upcoming Test series.
"We have the Tests coming up. These tracks are helpful for leggies and he (Mishra) has been among the wickets in the IPL and against South Africa as well."
The skipper admitted to having a bad shots and some of the shot selections weren't upto the mark.
"I played a bad shot, but Rohit and Harbhajan batted really well. Rohit has been in good form in the series having got his second fifty. I hope that he would do well in the remaining matches also."
Raina indicated that the likes of Manoj Tiwary, Ranganath Vinay Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin are likely to be inducted in the first XI for the remaining few matches.
"We have a couple of guys sitting on the bench. I hope everyone gets a chance in the last two games."
First Published: Jun 12, 2011 08:39 IST