Setback! 2 times World Cup winner- West Indies is out of the World Cup 2023.

First time in the history of cricket, the West Indies will not be seen in the World Cup. West Indies lost their match against Scotland by 7 wickets in Super Six Stage of World Cup Qualifiers. 

Top 8 teams have already qualified for the World Cup and the remaining teams have to go for qualification. West Indies was in Group A where they went to top six along with Zimbabwe and Netherland in that same group. 

In Super Six WI lost all the three games they played and their dream to qualify for the WC 2023 vanished. It was the first time when they did not feature in the WC, either it was 50 over or 20 over they were seen in all the World Cups.

Not only for the team but also their millions of fans must be sad with their exit. Just a few months back the full schedule of the WC was revealed and West Indies was expected to be one of the great competitors. 

After the match West Indies Captain Shai Hope said, “To be honest, it’s not one thing I can put my finger on. We certainly let ourselves down in the tournament. We need to look at how we start our innings definitely. We knew it would be challenging. The toss is always crucial but we need to find a way to counter that early movement. Every single Captain who wins the toss here decides to bowl first and we need to counter that early morning moisture. It really has to do with the attitude. 

…..The fielding is an attitude according to me, catches will be dropped and misfields will happen, that’s a part of the game and I feel that we did not give 100% effort every time, we did it in patches. It starts with the foundation – from back home, the preparation needs to be better. We cannot come here and expect to be an elite team without preparation. You can’t expect to wake up one morning and be a great team. 

…..We need to give the West Indian fans something to cheer about. We have to play more games and we need to find a way to bounce back. The talent is there, I always believe that, but we need to translate that into consistent performances. They played really well, especially their bowling. How disciplined they were, we need to learn from them. Credit to them. We have to understand each other even more and we have to go one way and that’s up (on working with Dareen Sammy).”

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