India vs West Indies: Rishabh Pant wants to play positive cricket and win matches for the team

Rishabh Pant is all geared up for the third ODI against West Indies later in the day. Here is what he had to say
India vs West Indies: Rishabh Pant wants to play positive cricket and win matches for the teamIndia vs West Indies: Rishabh Pant wants to play positive cricket and win matches for the team
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Ahead of the final ODI of the three-match series between India and West Indies, Rishabh Pant, who is donning the big gloves in MS Dhoni's absence said that he wants to play a positive brand of cricket for his side.

"Obviously as an individual, I would like to have a big score behind my back. Every time I go in, I am not focussing on that. I just want to play positive cricket and I want to win matches for the team. Every match is crucial for me, I want to keep on improving as a cricketer."

Pant did not have the greatest of starts to his series. In the first 2 T20Is he was dismissed for 0 and 4. In the third game he made a match-winning knock of 65 runs. In the second ODI he made 20.

"Everyone is calm right now. We are just focussing on the match. We need to win the final ODI and finish the series on a high."

When asked about the defeat to New Zealand in the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019, Pant said, "Actually we felt very bad at that time, but as a professional, we knew that we just had bad 45 minutes in the semi-final which cost us badly. We knew we had to come back stronger, we need to learn and keep on improving ourselves."

Pant also said that the team management is trying to give every member of the squad a chance to play in the eleven. "We are not experimenting, we are just giving chances to everyone. Hopefully, everyone is getting the chance, the team management is supporting all the members of the side. The wicket is on the slower side, it is not flat. You need to give yourselves time when you go in and then you can start looking for big shots."

The final ODI will be played at Queen's Park Stadium, Port of Spain later today after which the side will play 2 Tests which would kick start India's ICC World Test Championship.

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