Thursday, December 2, 2021

West Indies lost match against sri lanka t20 world cup 2021 kieron pollard slams experienced players


New Delhi. The defending champion West Indies team was out of the race for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup-2021. It was defeated by Sri Lanka (WI vs SL) by 20 runs in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. While Sri Lanka ended their campaign with a win, the Windies team had to face the third defeat in 4 matches. After this defeat, captain Kieron Pollard looked very disappointed. He reprimanded the experienced players of his team. Pollard also named himself in this list.

Electing to bat after losing the toss, the Sri Lankan team scored 189 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. West Indies team could score only 169 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets and lost the match by 20 runs. The special thing was that in this match, only Shimron Heymire (81 *) and Nicholas Pooran (46) of the Windies team could touch the double figures.

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After the match, Pollard said, ‘We were far behind in such important matches. We didn’t play well. There was a batting pitch but 189 runs turned out to be a bit much. They (Sri Lanka) threw us out of the match. He played cleverly on this pitch, hitting 17 fours and 3 sixes. He rotated the strike a lot and scored 2-2 runs a lot. That was the crucial moment because he didn’t give us any chance. We wanted to restrict him to 120 or 140, but he batted really well.

Pollard said, ‘We needed to be smart with our batting, like Hetmyer did. We knew what he could do. We need to show a better game. Nicholas Pooran batted well. “We need to get better at batting, we have the talent, but we didn’t do well. We have to accept it, our experienced players have not done well, including me.

He further said, ‘We need to move forward, some youth have extended their hands, this is good news for the future. It’s no secret, such things happen, but cricket has to keep going. We can be better, the players in the dressing room are disappointed, especially the batsmen. Now everything is done and this is something we need to learn.

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