Holder calls for consistency after WC defeat

Afp, Southampton

15th June, 2019 10:13:42 printer

Jason Holder urged the West Indies to be more consistent after England thumped them by eight wickets on Friday to leave the Caribbean side with just one win from four World Cup matches.

The West Indies started the tournament with a bang, beating Pakistan by seven wickets but then lost to Australia from a commanding position.

Since then they have had a no result against South Africa before their defeat to World Cup favourites England in Southampton.

Captain Holder, whose side drew 2-2 in a one-day international series against England earlier this year, said the West Indies were playing good cricket in patches but not for sustained periods.

“We were showing glimpses of what we can produce here in this tournament so far and also in the recent past,” he said.

“First, it is just a matter of bringing it together for long periods, stringing together a complete game and being consistent.