Bravo: ODIs suit Windies better than Tests

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West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo says his players have moved on from the Test series drubbing, and are confident of doing well in the one-day series against India over the next week.

West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo says his players have moved on from the Test series drubbing, and are confident of doing well in the one-day series against India over the next week.

The hosts won the Test series two-nil and by rather large margins, but Bravo is not letting that affect his thinking, saying the shorter formats were more up his side's alley despite facing the number one ODI side.

Bravo said: "This format (ODIs) gives us more freedom. In Tests, it is about balance of skills and other things. It is a different story altogether here. The Test series loss is behind us now.

"We see ourselves more comfortable with this format and more confident too. We are aware of playing the world champions. We respect their strengths but at the same time we know as to what we need to do to win matches.

"It is not going to be easy. We will represent ourselves well in the coming one day series."

Bravo was trying not to think about the huge scored India and Australia racked up in their recent series, where the hosts cored over 300 four times out of five games, saying the venues were different and his bowlers could top India's.

He added: "It happened in different conditions and different venues and different bowlers as well. So, our bowlers are mostly in different mould of talents. If we can bowl better in this series than India, it will be better for us.

"I think ODIs and T20s give you more freedom. One player could be turn out to be a match winner. That is why this format is rather easy for us for playing, be it against India or Sri Lanka.

"As long as you play smart in a 50-over match, then one could win the series."

Bravo went on to say that despite the yo-yo in terms of form in recent months, the Windies were confident that the young players in their ranks would grow to be world beaters if given the chance at an extended run in the side.

He continued: "There are ups and downs in every player's performance. As a team we have not been consistent and our senior players were not playing. But, now we have a new and young team and when there are changes in the team, there are more challenges.

"We need to get one group of players and give them chances as long as possible. Definitely, it is going to change. We have the talent to do it."

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