West Indies played their first world cup warm-up match against South Africa on Sunday. But the Match washed out due to rain. In this Match, West Indies won the toss and invited South Africa to bat. South Africa could not lose any wickets when rain arrived and Match abounded due to rain. West Indies will play their next warm-up Match against New Zealand.
After the Match, West Indies Skipper Jason Holder said,
“The two batsmen played really well and the wicket played well. We have to make some slight adjustments in terms of our length as we were probably a little bit too short. We offered a bit of width at times as well, so in these conditions where the ball doesn’t do as much, I just think we need to be as accurate as we possibly can in terms of line and length. Then we can try and create some problems there and I think if we can stack up some dot balls and stack up some pressure overs together, more often than not you get the wickets you want.”
“Andre Russell is one of those guys who is really impactful, he’s an impact player, and he’s a match-winner, so we expect guys like him to play a big role in our World Cup campaign. It’s a matter for everyone to come together. We also have guys like Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis; I could go through a whole host of names in this squad who are potential match-winners,” Jason holder Select the match winner for their team in world cup 2019.
“It’s just about us bringing it together collectively and us delivering an attractive brand of cricket. Chris is definitely up for it and we’re just trying to manage him over these two games, giving everyone a chance to get a hit out and a bowl. It’s one of these things where we just try to keep everyone as fresh as possible. Chris is one of the guys who carries a bit of age and he’s a senior guy within the squad, “Jason Holder added.
“Although we want him to be out having a knock in the middle, we still want to manage him in terms of his time spent on his feet as to everyone else in the team. It’s a situation where we are just trying to manage everyone and I think everyone is equally committed as they should be and we’re just looking to start the tournament well,” He further added.
“It was not ideal today, but it’s out of our control. Obviously, it’s a situation where we need to hope we get some cricket in the next two days against New Zealand. I’m definitely not [worried about being underprepared]. We just came from Ireland and playing the Tri-Nations Series there, so we’ve had a lot of cricket leading up to this. Guys have been playing IPL cricket and everyone was playing cricket leading up to this tournament, so I think we’re all well attuned to the conditions,” Jason Holder signed off.