The West Indies team failed to qualify for the ODI World Cup 2023 to be played in India. West Indies captain Shay Hope raised questions about the players’ attitude and preparation after their qualifier defeat against Scotland. The ODI World Cup started in June 1975. However, for the first time in 48 years, two-time champions West Indies will not be part of the ODI World Cup. West Indies crashed out of the race to qualify for the World Cup after losing to Scotland by 7 wickets in the Super 6 match on Saturday (June 1).
The West Indies team put on a real display both with the bat and the ball. Speaking to the media after West Indies’ exit, Shai Hope said, “Honestly, I can’t put my finger on just one thing. We definitely let ourselves down in the competition.”
“It’s really about behavior,” Hope said. We did not contribute every time, we did so only in pieces. I think fielding is all about attitude. There are catches, bad fielding, but that’s part of the game.”
“It starts from the ground up, we had to prepare well in our country. We cannot come here without preparation and expect a good team. You can’t expect this team to wake up in the morning and suddenly be better.”
“We definitely need to focus on our opening of the innings,” Hope said. We knew it would be challenging. Toss is always important. However, we needed to get out of this from the beginning.”
West Indies have two more matches left. However, the result of those matches is not important. “We have two more games left and we need to find a way to get back to winning ways,” said skipper Hope. The team has talent, but we need to perform consistently.”
Hope performed well with the bat in the tournament. He scored 132 runs against Nepal. West Indies’ next match will be against Oman on July 5. (west indies skipper shai hope questioned the attitude of players read here)
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