West Indies is going to face Australia today. In the last match, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell were looking in pain. But now both have recovered from their injury. jason Holder is leading the West Indies team.
In the pre-match press conference, Windies skipper Jason Holder Said,
“We just want to be as positive as we possibly can be. I think whether we bat first or if we chase, we’ve got to show intent. “Intent is something that we spoke about in the dressing room, and it’s something that we want to go about our goal with when we go into our innings. I don’t want to get too caught up with the conditions, but at the end of the day, I just want the guys to show intent and be fearless.
“We’ve played on a number of grounds with this short side, and this is something you’ve just got to cope with. I back the guys to go with their strengths first, no matter the dimensions of the ground. The ground will be one way for both teams; that’s one thing guaranteed,” he added.
“I guess it all boils down to the conditions. One thing I said in the last press conference is that we tend to formulate our plans to each batter. If it’s a situation where we feel a batsman may be susceptible to the short ball, then we’re going to use it. If it’s a situation where that’s not the case, then we’ll find other alternatives,” Jason holder said.
“It’s just not [that we are] stuck on the short ball. I think all the teams so far have used the short ball, and it’s just something that’s in the game. You’ve got two short balls per over; you might as well use them.”
“We’re just taking it game by game. Tomorrow is our country versus Australia. We’ve got a hurdle to overcome. I think when we overcome that hurdle, then we’ll move deeper into the tournament. But I just don’t want to single out teams particularly. I think all teams are evenly matched and well-balanced, so it’s just a matter of playing good cricket on any given day. That’s our rule. We want to execute in all three departments.”
“I think everybody is expecting a really good contest. We’re up for the challenge. I think they’re up for the challenge, as well.”
“The beauty with both of those guys [Gayle and Russell] is they’ve played enough cricket. We just tend to trust them, take their word and then make a final determination on the team then,” Jason holder said.
“Chris was at practice for the last couple of days, so he is all well and ready to go for me. Andre will be assessed in training, and we’re very, very hopeful that he’ll be fit,” he added.