West Indian captain Jason Holder said that his batsmen at the ICC Men’s 2019 Cricket World Cup did not live up to expectations and that they should focus on taking deep stakes and taking responsibility in the one-match international games against India.
West Indies did not have a great World Cup campaign and finished ninth in ten teams with two wins in eight games completed. Their eyelash was the biggest disappointment with an average of 30.29 runs per wicket – only Sri Lanka and Afghanistan fared worse.
“We’ve already had some discussion in the group, and of course we’ve let down our batting at the World Cup,” Holder said Wednesday, August 7, in Guyana. “I did not think we fought well enough for a long time, we always said that in the end, we have to hit hard – guys who hit hard and take responsibility, that’s definitely an area that I’m pinpointing and obviously want to correct. “
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At the Twenty20 Internationals, the eyelashes of West Indies continued to be frail. It was 3-0 to India, but the ODI team is catching up with the arrival of Chris Gayle, who missed the T20I series. The 39-year-old is about to become the most successful ODI scorer in the West Indies. With just 13 runs, he overtakes Brian Lara’s record of 10,405.
“A special thing for Chris … He’s obviously done well over the years and it’s great to still have him in the squad,” Holder said. “He brings a lot to the team, his presence is always felt when he steps on a cricket pitch, and we’re happy to have him in a dressing room.”
West Indies’s bowling unit has shown encouraging results in recent games and Holder was happy with the World Cup performance. But he expects Sheldon Cottrell to show more consistency.
“I felt our bowling was decent throughout the World Cup, we had that spark on people like Sheldon Cottrell and everyone else was excited, and I think Konstanz really bothered us at the World Cup and we definitely have to work on it. “