Captain Shai Hope Blunt's "Attitude" comment on Players after the West Indies WC elimination

On Saturday, the captain of the West Indies cricket team, Shai Hope, questioned the attitude and preparedness of the players after their shocking exit from the race to qualify for the 2023 World Cup, which is going to be held in India later this year. The two-time formal title winners will not feature in the ODI World Cup for the first time in 48 years since the start of competition in 1975. They got eliminated from the race after Scotland defeated them in a super six match by 7 wickets, in which the West Indies again produced a poor show both with the bat and the ball.

Hope said, "To be honest, it's not one thing I can put my finger on; we certainly let ourselves down in the tournament. It really has to do with the attitude. The feeling is an attitude. According to me, catches will be dropped and misfields will happen. That's a part of the game, and I feel that we did not give 100 percent effort every time we did in the patches."

He further said that "it starts with the foundation from back home; the preparation needs to be better. We cannot come here and expect to be an Elite team without preparation. You cannot expect to wake up one morning and be a great team. We need to look at how we start our innings."


Jul 2, 2023 5:42 AM