IND vs WI. (Source: BCCI)

India completed a 3-0 clean sweep win against West Indies in the three-match ODI series in Ahmedabad. Chasing 266, West Indies were bowled out for 169 to lose the match by 96 runs.

WHO SAID WHAT?
Rohit, India captain: Definitely not looking at those numbers (captaincy record). Have ticked a lot of boxes in this series. Whatever we wanted to get out of this series, we pretty much got. Noise will be around as long as we’re playing. People look up to us, everybody watches us. As players, as individuals, we know what we need to focus on. Outside noise doesn’t bother the dressing room. Said it in the last game as well – never seen something like that in India (Prasidh’s spell). Good to have someone who can hit the deck and get that bounce. Although I didn’t feel like this was Indian conditions, was good to see the fast bowlers actually. Was also impressed with Siraj. And then Shardul and Deepak did the job for us. Both Kuldeep and Chahal are crucial players for us. Especially Kuldeep. Chahal was very much in the plans and Kuldeep went off the radar. It was important to get him back slowly. Important to give them that confidence. We start expecting things early than expected, important to give them some cushion. Pretty sure we’ll see them together soon. That was the biggest takeaway for us – the middle order batting. Today was again a great game for the middle order. We were 40/3. For me that’s the biggest takeaway.

Prasidh, POTS: Now that I’ve been practising a lot – played a few VH games as well – so there’s a lot of overs in me. Anything going to the keeper and to the slips – I love that. Quite nice to see the ball getting the carry. Glad that there are people behind who aren’t going to miss the opportunity. Ball flying to the keeper – something every fast bowler wants. The kind of guys we have in the team are very good, we’ve been learning off each other. Still being grounded that way. Been a team effort.

Iyer, POTM: Life was tough for me in the last couple of months. Had Covid. Was tough. I’m flexible to bat at any number. But given current situation, four is a good number. Pressure situation like today, I thrive on it. Today’s situation – I had to play off the new ball. You need to have really good skill. There’s a rhythm you have to set to your innings. It’s not easy.

Pooran, WI captain: Must say congratulations to India. Way we bowled in the series was wonderful. Have a lot of work to day in 50 overs. Way the guys bowled in the last two games was fantastic. Have a lot of work to put in in the longer formats.

Mohammad Siraj: It’s (dropped catches) a part and parcel of the game, my focus was to hit the right areas. My plan was to hit the back of a length area against Odean Smith. Eventually it proved to be right as I got him out. I try to confuse the batters with the outswinger, but the seam up delivery is my wicket taking delivery.