A batting efficiency to overlook in West Indies’ T20 World Cup loss, says Powell


Within the aftermath of West Indies’ defeat to South Africa, Captain Rovman Powell expressed disappointment together with his crew’s poor batting efficiency on what he described as a difficult pitch on the Vivian Richards Cricket Floor in Antigua on Sunday night time.

The loss got here in an important Tremendous Eight match of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, the place West Indies struggled to put up a aggressive whole.

West Indies, tasked with setting a goal, might solely muster 135 for eight of their allotted 20 overs. Following a rain interruption, South Africa was set a revised goal of 123 off 17 overs, which they chased down with relative ease to safe victory.

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Powell didn’t draw back from acknowledging the efforts of his crew whereas admitting to their subpar batting show. “As a batting group, that is one batting efficiency we’ll strive our greatest to overlook. We didn’t bat properly within the center overs particularly,” Powell mentioned.

Troublesome pitch circumstances

He attributed the challenges confronted by each groups to the tough pitch circumstances. “I believe it’s only a case of the wicket not being a simple wicket to bat on, to be sincere,” Powell famous.

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Regardless of standout performances from Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers, West Indies didn’t capitalize on promising partnerships. The crew suffered a collapse within the center order, in the end falling in need of setting a aggressive whole towards South Africa.

Reflecting on their total efficiency within the match, Powell described the earlier defeat towards England as a “wake-up name” for the crew. He emphasised the significance of consistency and resilience in T20 cricket.