West Indies captain Jason Holder said his team didn’t do themselves justice after going down to a heavy 224-run defeat in the fourth ODI of the five-match series against India in Mumbai on Monday.
The visitors could not cope with a rampaging batting display from Rohit Sharma (162) and Ambati Rayudu (100) who both scored centuries as the hosts piled on 377/5 in their 50 overs.
The Windies lost wickets as they went for the big shots to keep up with the required run-rate and were bowled out for just 153 in the 37th over.
It was far cry from the previous two games in the series in which the touring team first played to a tie and then beat the hosts by 43 runs to draw level after losing the first game.
Holder said after the match in Mumbai: “We definitely didn’t play well. The way we started the series and the way we have played so far, we certainly didn’t do any justice today.
“Gave away too many runs. I felt it was a very good wicket, the outfield was lightning.
“It was a wicket where once you get in, you can go really big. Unfortunately none of our batters just really got it and gave themselves a chance to bat deep into the innings.”
The Windies must now win the final game on Thursday to walk away with a share of spoils in the five-match series.
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.