WI captain Pollard annoyed with crew’s efficiency after sequence loss to NZ

New Zealand have gained the T20I sequence towards the West Indies by 2-0, after the ultimate recreation of the three-match sequence on Monday, was deserted on account of rain on the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

West Indies had their moments within the sequence as within the first recreation, they scored 179 in 16 overs and it went all the way down to the wire, earlier than New Zealand chased it down in 15.2 overs.

However, they had been crushed comprehensively within the 2nd following Glenn Phillips’ quickest T20I hundred for New Zealand within the second recreation because the hosts gained the sport by 72 runs after setting a humungous complete of 238.

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard sounded dissatisfied after the sequence loss and admitted that he did not anticipate his aspect to be outplayed by the Kiwis, especialy within the shortest format.

After the sport, Pollard mentioned, “Obviously disappointed. As a unit, didn’t expect to be outplayed this badly. Onus was on us to compete and win the series. The conditions are totally different to where we come from. We didn’t have enough time to practice, to get middle wicket practice, like that, which is why it’s been hard to win in New Zealand.”

Pollard was extreme on his aspect’s perspective while fielding and indiscipline within the bowling. In the 2 accomplished video games, the Windies gave away 28 extras in complete, together with 10 no-balls.

“Fielding is an attitude. That’s the only time it’s 11 vs 2 on the park. And if you don’t show the intent to want to do it, it’s going to be difficult. So as individuals, we have to look in the mirror. We don’t want to feel like laughing stocks in the dressing room.”

The two-time T20 World Champions are at the moment at ninth place within the ICC World T20 Rankings. Given, there is a World Cup approaching in 12-months time, Pollard mentioned that the gamers must pull-up their socks in any other case, their place within the West Indies squad may very well be in peril.

We have a chance now to consider it and are available again. Next yr may be very essential with the World Cup arising. So if gamers don’t present that perspective, they might get the boot,” he added.

Pollard, nonetheless, hoped for a greater exhibiting from the Test gamers within the upcoming two-match sequence, beginning on Thursday, December 3 and mentioned that West Indies can get one thing out of that sequence.

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