West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, who suffered a six-wicket loss to England in the first match of the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage after being bowled out for 55 runs, said that despite the result, there is no panic in his team. West Indies batsmen were caught in a web of spins woven by spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid as England thrashed defending champions by six wickets in the opening match of the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage on Saturday. West Indies have the lowest score so far in the T20 World Cup. This is the second lowest score of two-time world champion West Indies in T20 International cricket.
Pollard said after the match, ‘This kind of performance is unacceptable. We haven’t done well with the batting in three matches so far. Batsmen are unable to play their shots. Despite this, there is no panic. We play a lot of cricket around the world and this is not the first time something like this has happened. We have experience of such matches. This is international cricket and we have to forget this defeat and move on. The captain praised Aqeel Hossain for his excellent bowling performance, saying, “He got a chance in the team due to the injury of Fabian Allen and he has shown what he can do.”
England captain Eoin Morgan credited his bowlers for the win, saying they needed the same performance. “All the credit for this goes to the bowlers. He performed very disciplined. Moeen Ali sensed the situation very well and grabbed the opportunity. He repeated the success he got in IPL here.