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ICC World Cup 2019 | Need to be More Disciplined in Upcoming Games: Holder

Cricketnext Staff |June 18, 2019, 12:58 AM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Need to be More Disciplined in Upcoming Games: Holder

West Indies’ seven-wicket loss to Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup 2019 in Taunton on Friday puts them in a rather delicate situation with regards to qualifying for the final four.

They have won just the one of their five games and skipper Jason Holder admitted that the team has made things more difficult for themselves.

“We were around 40-50 runs short, the wicket played well the entire day but it was just that we didn't get enough runs,” a dejected Holder said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“Having said that, we could have been a lot more disciplined with the ball and we let ourselves down in the field as well.

Holder also admitted that the batting could have done better as a lack of momentum in the middle overs hurt them towards the end of the innings.

“We were in a situation where we just didn't get the momentum as we probably should in the middle-overs with the bat and we had too much to do in the back-end.”

“If you score 320 here, you have to fight really hard in the field to defend it. We didn't get wickets, and also we let one or two chances slip. We tried to hit the top of the stumps but didn't do it consistently.”

The West Indies are on thin ice now in the tournament and the skipper expects no letting up in intensity in their final four games.

“There is no excuse, we should have been a lot more disciplined. We have got other games to play and from here on everything is virtually a final for us and we have to be more clinical.”

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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