Emphasising the need for adjustment according to different conditions, Indian head coach Anil Kumble has admitted that his side are focusing on changing their mindset from the Test mode to the shortest format of the game ahead of the two-match T20 series against West Indies.
“It is a mindset change and not easy to switch your focus from playing a Test series and coming into a T20 mode. It is something we need to change in our mind. Probably both bowlers and batsmen need to make adjustments. It is not easy, but all of us are professionals and they have played enough T20 cricket to adjust. It is something to focus on. It is more in the mind,” the former skipper said.
Admitting that the Caribbean side would be tough to beat, Kumble observed that most of West Indies’ star players were part of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and hence, it would not be difficult for them to switch from Tests to T20.
In an attempt to popularise the sport in non-cricketing nations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier reached out to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for a two-match series to be played at the Central Broward Regional Park on August 27 and 28 in Florida, USA.