The India A team on tour in the Caribbean has struggled to produce strong batting performances in the two unofficial Test matches against a relatively inexperienced West Indies A bowling attack. In the second match in St. Vincent, India A's batting line-up, which contains several India players, collapsed for 94 in pursuit of 220. They haven't scored 300 in four attempts on testing pitches.
However, the India A coach Lalchand Rajput said the batsmen had the technique to succeed. "Once they spend more time, the runs will start to come," he told Indian Express. "There is no fault in their technique. Just a matter of application."
The India A captain Cheteshwar Pujara was the only batsman to enjoy some success, scoring 214 runs with three half-centuries, one of which was during a successful chase in the first game in Bridgetown. The team's top order, however, failed with Abhinav Mukund, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan scoring 16, 28 and 30 runs in four innings.