“To be honest, I never thought that the pitch would play like this,” Rohit said in the post-match presentation. “It was all about the seamers and the spinners, and it was very difficult to score runs. But to restrict them to that score was a brilliant effort from our bowling unit.
“We never thought we would lose five wickets, but it was good to give game time to a lot of the ODI players who have just come in. But first of all, it was important for us to get in a good position. Restricting them to 115 (114) There was a great effort, and I thought we had the dominant position that we needed, which is why we thought OK, we might as well try out some of the guys who haven’t played a lot of cricket for a while And they can be given a chance to go.
“I don’t know when they’ll get the time to step up, so we’ll try to accommodate all these guys whenever we get that opportunity.”
Rohit said, “Mukesh has been fantastic.” “Even in the Test series we saw that he can swing the new ball, he has got a bit of pace and he is quite consistent as well. So we want to see what he can offer. I have seen him in the domestic cricket. Haven’t seen much in cricket.” Either way, so it was good to see him playing with the white ball as well.”
“A lot of words come to mind but let’s just say we didn’t play how we needed to,” Hope said. “On such a challenging surface, as a batting group, we need to find ways to score.
“Anyone who was watching could see what happened there. The 9.30 am start (for batting) in the Caribbean will be difficult and the Indian bowlers bowled quite well on this surface, but again we did not score enough runs. Make it.”