Following their four wicket loss to team India in world cup on friday, West Indies legend Brian Lara have slammed their tactics to bat first on a pacey Perth wicket. Having managed to put 182 on the board, West Indies did well with the ball until Indian skipper Dhoni had his say on the match.

Having made to bowl first, Indian pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami made full use of the conditions and got 3 wickets inside the first 10 powerplay overs.

“It’s the exact kind of batting performance I expected. If you win the toss, include an extra fast bowler and then choose to bat. I was hoping and expecting that West Indies would win the toss and bowl first at Perth,” Lara told NDTV.

“The record at Perth for India in the last six games is that the team batting second won all six games. Yes the bat is dominating the ball in the World Cup thus far but the West Indies needed to go out there and put their strengths first,” he continued.

“I believe we have a false sense of belief in our batting. I don’t think it is very strong and it was showed up today. Chris Gayle & Co. were just not comfortable against the fast bowling of the Indians and we were out of the game from the very beginning.

“The West Indies team is not better than the Indian team but they got showed up on one ground where they could have gone one up against the Indians”, he added.

The legend also praised Holder as a player but was not impressed with his leadership quoting: “I love the captain Jason Holder but I believe he’s not that effective in the dressingroom, not that forceful, with the egos they have in that room.”

West Indies need to win remaining game to go through to knock-out stages of 2015 Cricket World Cup.

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