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Nicholas Pooran Gives Update On Jason Holder’s Fitness Ahead Of 2nd T20I Against India

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West Indies’ T20I vice-captain Nicholas Pooran has said that Jason Holder seems fine and he should be available for the second T20I against India. Ravi Bishnoi’s two-wicket haul was backed up by quality knocks by Rohit Sharma (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (34*) as India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first T20I here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

“The match definitely slipped, we fell 10-15 runs short to be honest, 170-175 would have been perfect on that kind of track. Cannot really fault the bowlers, as batters we needed to pace our innings a bit smarter,” said Pooran during a virtual press conference.

“It was a bit tricky today, the ball was stopping a bit, it was two-paced. I thought India bowled well, there is a lot of dew here, toss was a big factor as well. Conditions and dew played a big factor in the end,” he added.

Jason Holder had missed the first T20I after being hit on the chest during a practice session on Tuesday.

“Jason Holder seems fine, he should be ready for the next game. I do not know the details of his niggle, so I cannot say about that,” said Pooran.

Earlier, Nicholas Pooran starred with the bat as he played a knock of 61 runs to help West Indies post 157/7. For India, Ravi Bishnoi and Harshal Patel returned with two wickets each.

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“I thought the wicket played better in the second half. The ball was also coming on a little better,” said Pooran.

With this win, India has gained a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and the second T20I will now be played on Friday at the same venue.

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