ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Carlos Brathwaite says West Indies must observe England's footsteps to construct workforce for 2023

Leeds: Swashbuckling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite believes West Indies must observe within the footsteps of England and rebuild the workforce over the following 4 years after failing to make the semi-finals on the ongoing World Cup.

File picture of Carlos Brathwaite. AP

After beginning with a bang towards Pakistan, West Indies ended their marketing campaign with a 23-run win over minnows Afghanistan to register solely their second win within the event.

“As a team, we need to regroup. We have some time off, some aching bodies will get time to recuperate and then it’s about finding ways and combinations to compete and win series,” Brathwaite stated.

“Hopefully we will take that successful mentality into the following World Cup. If you take a look at 2015 and what England did after the World Cup, they’ve constructed straight as much as the 2019 World Cup and it is paying dividends.

“I don’t know off the field what the plans are for the 2023 World Cup but I think it’s something we need to look at and build towards that.”

West Indies got here near successful towards New Zealand when Brathwaite had hit an excellent century, however fell brief by 5 runs. They additionally suffered a slender defeat towards Australia.

“There is disappointment in the changing rooms at not making the final four but we’re thankful for the good performances,” stated Brathwaite, who returned with a four-wicket haul at Headingley.

“Sheldon Cottrell had a fantastic tournament and at times like these it’s easy to let those things go missing. But as a team we came together, we highlighted the guys that we thought had good performances and the guys that didn’t will take the lessons and come back from it so we can start to win bilateral series leading up to the next World Cup.”

Meanwhile, Shai Hope, who was adjudged player-of-the-match for his 77 in West Indies’ 23-run win on Thursday, stated the event was undoubtedly a studying expertise for his facet after registering simply two wins from 9 video games.

“It was definitely a learning experience, something I will never forget. Playing each game in this format you obviously have to be the better team on the day to progress in the tournament,” Hope stated.

“Regardless of what happens in any team we have to go out there and play cricket.”

Hope too agreed with Barthwaite that it’s now time for West Indies to rebuild the workforce for the following World Cup.

“We’ve got to improve from this experience, I’m sure we are going to use this is as a platform for the next four years so we can have something stronger and build more momentum,” he stated.

“In a tournament like this you have to play your best game each game. If you muck up you are basically out of the tournament.”

Hope, who scored a century in every innings when West Indies defeated England by 5 wickets in Leeds two years in the past, stated he beloved batting at Headingley.

“Two years ago I had some fun batting and it’s just nice to get out and perform again here. I’m not sure what it is, the wicket, the atmosphere. Whatever the case may be, I’m happy to bat here,” the wicket-keeper stated.

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Published Date: July 05, 2019

| Updated Date: July 05, 2019


Updated Date: Jul 05, 2019 11:06:12 IST