West Indies faced an absolutely shocking loss to Afghanistan at Nagpur and that could drastically affect their semi final preparations. The 6 run victory for the Afghans has once again proven that they are fit to compete among the big teams and have the scope to improve. However, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy made it clear, that the loss to Afghanistan would not dampen the spirits of his side.
“We are disappointed but we are not gonna let this dampen our spirits. They played and we just have to find a way to chase down totals – three times we have made it a bit difficult. We are looking forward to facing India or Australia,” said an optimistic Sammy. “We have two more steps and we just faced a slight obstacle in the way.
We have to regroup and come back. Just got told by our media man that the ladies’ team qualified too. It’s good to see both men’s and women’s West Indies team into the semis – both have won three games so far,” he added.
“Scoring 101 to top the group wasn’t discussed. We were just looking to win four out of four games and go into the semis. This is the only game we could have afforded to lose in terms of winning the Cup,” said Sammy about the game.
West Indies, despite the loss have qualified as the first side from Group 1. They will either face India or Australia in Mumbai on the 31st of March.