West Indies annihilated New Zealand in their second warm-up game ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, indicating the depth in their explosive batting department. Sounding a warning to all other participants in the tournament, it seems like the Caribbean side has well and truly arrived in the UK and they are here to deliver some memorable performances.
“We may be underdogs, but people always fear the West Indies because you never know what team will turn up. My job is to find a balance and consistency. This is not a situation where we can just go around with the tag of showing up and playing the perfect game,” Windies captain Jason Holder said.
The message is thus clear and other teams are cautioned to take the West Indies lightly at their own peril. While their 50-over form of late has been poor, Holder’s inspirational leadership is expected to play a huge role in recouping their lost pride.