Absence of senior players the main reason for T20I series defeat, states Denesh Ramdin

Further, he also credited the IPL for shaping the youngsters in India.

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After the scintillating 71 run win in Lucknow, India managed to seal the series 2-0 with one match to go. The two time WT20 winners are ranked at No.7 while India is placed at No 2. The Caribbeans haven’t been able to put up a memorable show in the series so far. However, a lot of this can be attributed to their experienced campaigners playing elsewhere.

Ahead of the third T20 international in Chennai, wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin highlighted the same. He felt that the absence of high profile players was hurting their prospects in the shortest format. He further lauded Kuldeep Yadav for constantly bamboozling the batsmen. Further, he also credited the IPL for shaping the youngsters in India.

Our T20 players are in demand all over the world

Universe Boss Chris Gayle had opted out of selection as he wanted to participate in the Afghanistan Premier League. Evin Lewis withdrew his name citing personal reasons and Andre Russell was ruled out just before the first T20I game at the Eden Gardens. Ramdin felt that it was one of the reasons they haven’t been able to put up great performances.

“It’s difficult to build a team given the current scenario. When you look at our T20 players they are in demand all over the world, so yes, we are suffering in that aspect. Our senior players did not turn up for the tour, and that’s one of the reasons why we are 2-0 down in this series. It’s all about having food on the table. The players are good enough to be taken by a team in another part of the world, then I can’t stop a player who’s out there to improve.”

Our players have not been able to pick Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has continued to weave his magic and caused enough trouble to the Windies batsmen. The chinaman bowler has been leading the wicket taking charts in both the limited overs format. Ramdin felt that he’s a potential threat in the middle overs and someone his teammates have failed to pick. He also admitted that the Caribbeans weren’t able to gain momentum on many occasions.

“Guys haven’t been able to pick him, and basically he was been one of the threats in the middle overs and unfortunately we couldn’t push on. But we didn’t adapt as well as we should. T20 banks on momentum and partnerships, and we couldn’t do that. But Hope and Hetmyer had success. They have tried their best but they haven’t capitalized.” Ramdin told according to Hindustan Times.

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