Defending champions West Indies got off to a horrendous start in the 20-20 World Cup as they went down to England with six wickets and 12 overs to spare. The team was bundled out for just 55 as none of the batters barring Chris Gayle could enter double figures. Not impressed by the dismal show from the batters, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard said the team getting out for 55 is not acceptable at all, adding that they will sit and see what went wrong in the game and will come back stronger in the next game.
“55-odd for an international team is unacceptable”. “Again as I said, it’s not something that we are proud of as a team. We got out. But I’m not going to go into what it is or how it is. Obviously, just plain to see, 55-odd for the international team I think is unacceptable and we accept that. So we revisit and hopefully, we come back stronger. At the end of it, once we have life, we have the opportunity to do things better. A lot of different things are happening around, where people don’t have opportunities to put things right. For us, we have an opportunity to, so we take a couple (of) days… and we see how it goes in a couple days’ time.”
West Indies are the two-time champions but their start to the 2021 edition has not been great. Before this loss, West Indies had lost both their warm-up games as well. They are placed in a tough group with all six teams capable enough to beat anyone on their day.
After this shocking performance, West Indies have to quickly regroup and get back to winning ways. Their next match is against South Africa on Tuesday (October 26).