Windies hopeful ahead of India game

PERTH, Australia  – West Indies arrived in Perth on Saturday still smarting from Friday’s heavy loss to South Africa but hoping to regroup ahead of next week’s clash with reigning World champions India.

The Caribbean team have been their usual inconsistent selves, winning two and losing two of their four outings to date in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Their latest defeat – a 257-run thrashing at the hands of South Africa – came as a big blow to their quarter-final hopes but captain Jason Holder remained upbeat about his side’s progression in the tournament.

“I wouldn’t say it puts us onto the back foot. We still have two games left. We just need to take it one game at a time,” Holder said.

Jason Holder (FP)
Jason Holder (FP)

“We have to deal with India next in Perth, and we’re going to be aggressive. We’re going to play our normal style of cricket. We obviously have areas to improve on in terms of our death bowling and still if we could try to get a few more dot balls into the middle overs, and I think once we do that we’re still a force to be reckoned with in this competition.

“[Friday] was just the first off day with the bat. It’s a daunting task trying to chase 400, and so you have to go hard initially trying to get the runs, and we just didn’t get any momentum going unfortunately.”

South Africa piled up 408 for five off their 50 overs, with captain AB de Villiers smashing a historic 66-ball unbeaten 162. (CMC)

6 Responses to Windies hopeful ahead of India game

  1. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock March 1, 2015 at 2:14 am

    West indies will win at Perth, or PERISH!

  2. jr smith March 1, 2015 at 7:15 am

    The worst ,cricket I have ever seen , the destructive ,humiliating defeat of the west Indies by south Africa.
    After that they should have got a flight and return home.

  3. Alex Alleyne March 1, 2015 at 9:51 am

    i will have to disrupt the top order of the WI batting line up . Open with Charles or Ramdin to company Gayle and drop Smith down the order . Do not move Simmons , because i know someone will ask why not open with him .

  4. DAP March 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    We have to take the bitter with the sweet let us lift them up not try to pull them down ,we will rise again so let us rally around the West Indies

  5. DAP March 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Australia score one hundred and fifty odd runs batting first against NZ and they fought good when it was they turn to bowl,but the point is that they lost the match with a low score like the WI and no one cry them down,so let us uplift our boys WI all the way

  6. Asiba March 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Did he really say that they have two games left ? He might be right though because the West Indies will not make it pass this round. How prophetic !


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