Kriralok Desk: Caribbean is a two-time world champions team. Which no one else could do in T20 World Cup. Those days have sunk into the past. The Caribbean is gradually losing its dominance in the minor edition of cricket. With the absence of several senior cricketers, this young team is struggling to stand up. Who thought that West Indies will lose to Scotland by 42 runs?
This loss has put their hopes of playing in the Super Twelve in the World Cup in jeopardy. The battle will then turn around against Zimbabwe in Hobart on Wednesday (October 19).
Zimbabwe started the World Cup the way it should have started. Sikander Raja’s stormy innings of 82 runs off 48 balls blew Ireland away. Therefore, the victory of 31 runs raised the mercury of confidence quite high.
Craig Irvine’s team will continue to book tickets for the Super Twelve if they beat the Caribbean. For the West Indies, the equation is a bit more complicated. Why not before this match Scotland-Ireland will meet in Hobart.
If Scotland win, the Caribbean will be knocked out of the first round if they lose. They will have to look to Ireland to win to keep their chances alive.
With the absence of Gayle and Pollard, Windies faded in batting. Captain Nicholas Pooran is also unable to become a symbol of confidence. However, it was a daily affair of the Caribbean to catch the opponent’s bowlers. Now the batsmen are the big worry.