A 2-1 ODI sequence defeat at house to Eire marked “a really, very unhappy day” for West Indies cricket in response to Kieron Pollard as he pulled up his batters for failing to submit adequate totals. “I can safely inform you that it’s hurting, and it’s hurting badly,” he stated after the decider in Kingston, which West Indies misplaced by two wickets.
“Clearly it’s no secret. Upset with the best way that we performed. Upset with the best way we battled all through all the sequence. That’s the fundamental cause why we might have faltered,” Pollard stated. “We weren’t capable of put sufficient runs on the board. Within the one sport the place we had been scored 269, we had been capable of recover from the road. However 229 and 212 at this worldwide degree is completely unacceptable.”
Requested whether or not the issue with the batters was technical or psychological, Pollard pointed in each instructions, and past.”I believe it’s a mixture of the whole lot. I believe, general, holistically, I believe we now have a batting drawback, with all of the phrases as you talked about – mentally, technically, with the ability to assess conditions, situations, and play acceptable pictures which can be wanted at that cut-off date,” he stated. “Once more, as I’ve acknowledged, it’s not simply the 11 guys which can be right here or the 15 guys which can be right here, it’s across the Caribbean, and we proceed to, kind of, reward a man going to Super50 and rating a few hundred runs after which, you already know, he has to play, or he has to get into the staff.”We chop and alter completely different people at completely different instances, however I don’t suppose we are literally addressing the true drawback. However, having stated that, it’s at all times simpler to, kind of, forged blame or put the duty on the blokes that you’re seeing. And as I stated, as a frontrunner, and as a frontrunner of this staff, clearly I can take that mantle and I can take that duty that we haven’t executed nicely and that’s not one thing we are able to conceal from.”However as I’ve stated earlier than, it’s not simply right here, it’s general throughout all codecs, when you be completely, completely sincere.”Even earlier than the sequence had began, Pollard had criticized the West Indian gamers’ perspective in direction of health, calling it “a difficulty that has been plaguing us for the final couple of years”. Shimron Hetmyer, actually, missed the sequence after failing to fulfill the anticipated requirements. The issue, in response to Pollard at the very least, goes deeper.
That stated, West Indies had a number of causes to be glad. Shamarh Brooks, on ODI debut, hit 93 within the first match and totaled 137 from three innings at a strike fee of 86.16. Odean Smith contributed helpful, and fast runs whereas additionally doing nicely with the ball. Romario Shepherd’s 3 for 50 within the first sport was spectacular too.”Very, very happy with these two people [Smith and Shepherd],” Pollard stated. “They’ve are available in and so they have proven, within the final sequence in Pakistan and even this sequence right here, that they need to be on the worldwide degree. Clearly, they’re a bit tough on the sides – I’m speaking about any person like an Odean Smith. However you may see the uncooked expertise and… what we see around the globe is that individuals take that kind of uncooked expertise and good gamers and make them into nice gamers. That’s one thing we have to do with among the people that we now have right here. However are we prepared to do this?
“Romario, he has are available in, diligent, onerous employee, sincere employee, does regardless of the staff requires, and he reveals that he desires it. So nicely executed to those two guys. “And Brooksy, coming into this sequence, getting a 90 and lacking out on 100, (then) a 40-odd, lacking out at present – once more, nicely executed to him, however we must be hungry as a way to seize our probabilities. He would have been one who hadn’t gotten an opportunity and he had the proper alternative right here to cement his place. And to the opposite guys – we have to work tougher. “West Indies’ subsequent engagement, once more at house, is in opposition to England – a sequence of 5 T20Is from January 22-30.