West Indies vs off-spin in ODIs in 2022
West Indies struggled against off-spin in ODIs in 2022, with the bowlers both being economical and picking up a lot of wickets.
Andy McBrine: 2/52(8), 4/36(10), 4/28(10)
Andy McBrine had a brilliant run on the Ireland tour of West Indies — a series which Ireland went on to win by 2-1 in an unexpected manner.
When Ireland toured the West Indies, the home side was expected to register a comfortable victory. However, Ireland showed that they were no pushovers.
After losing the opening match of the series by 24 runs in Jamaica, they came back to win the next match by 5 wickets and the last one by a close margin of two wickets to take the series.
Kieron Pollard, the West Indies skipper, had this to say after the series defeat.
“It’s a sad day for us and sad day for West Indies cricket. Very disappointing and a tough pill to swallow. We have a batting problem in the Caribbean the last couple of years and from a bowling perspective, guys can only defend what we have on the board and they worked their back sides off to get the wickets. Obviously the wicket flattened out in the second half and we had to work harder. It’s a holistic sort of approach that needs to take place. Throughout the region, we tend to praise mediocrity that’s coming out. Might get in trouble for saying that but it’s the honest truth. Can’t hide from that fact. Yes (the desire is there). Can’t fault the work ethic. Can see the difference from a training perspective. The guys are trying to get better and it won’t happen overnight and it’s not gloom or doom and it’s a matter of putting our heads together and we really need to sit down and think deep about where we need to take the West Indies cricket forward.”
Andy McBrine was the star of the show and troubled the West Indies batters in each of the three matches. He finished the series as the highest wicket taker with 10 scalps from 3 games at an average of 11.60 and pocketed 2 four wicket hauls.
Washington Sundar: 3/30, 1/28, 0/17
In the three match ODI series between India and West Indies in 2022, Washington Sundar did not pick up a lot of wickets but dried down the West Indian runs and created a lot of pressure in the middle overs.