The West Indies skipper Jason Holder, said that his squad did not get enough runs on the board in their International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 match against India at the WACA, Perth. Batting first, Jamaicans were bowled out for 182 runs, with Holder being the only man to show a lengthy fight with a half-ton. In reply, India found it tough during their run-chase, but somehow managed to win with 4 wickets in hand.
Speaking to the media after the loss to India, Jason Holder said that it is clear to him they just did not make enough runs on the board. They did get early wickets on but they just fell away in the middle. It is difficult trying to defend just 182 runs on a good batting wicket in his opinion with a quality batting line-up. He thinks they just did not bat well enough to do it.
He said that in the situations where they bowl, they needed to be more aggressive. It was quite clear that the short bowl was working for them, so I asked my bowlers to be aggressive. Jason Holder said that he had asked his bowlers to attack, but the number of wides were huge.
West Indies now head to Napier, New Zealand for their last group stage match, which will be against the United Arab Emirates (UAE). While West Indies are hoped to beat them, a mere win may not be enough to get through to the quarter-finals as net run-rates may come into play.
He was quoted saying: “Well, I can only control what I can control. Whatever happens in those last preliminary games is beyond my control. What I can control is the game against UAE, and I can assure you that we are going to win that game by all means, and we just need to be aggressive and finish this preliminary round in a good manner.”
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