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Ricky Ponting calls West Indies early exit from the T20 World Cup a shame


Ricky Ponting has referred to as West Indies’ early exit from the T20 World Cup a “shame” after their heavy defeat to Eire meant the two-time champions lasted simply three matches on this event.
After an opening loss towards Scotland in Hobart, West Indies gave themselves an opportunity with victory over Zimbabwe which left their last group recreation as a winner-takes-all contest. In the long run, they might solely muster 146 for five which Eire hunted down for the lack of only one wicket.
The response was swift with CWI president Ricky Skerritt blaming the batters and promising {that a} “thorough publish mortem” could be carried out.
“It is a shame,” Ponting stated on the SCG forward of the opening Tremendous 12s match between Australia and New Zealand. “It is so unhealthy for his or her cricket. They have an excessive amount of expertise in that staff and in West Indies cricket not to have the ability to make it via to the subsequent stage of a World Cup.

“And even certainly one of their most important gamers not making it to the flight to recover from right here for a World Cup… To me this type of sums up most likely how little these occasions imply to the West Indies gamers and should you have a look at the way in which that they performed you’d say the identical factor. [Nicholas] Pooran and these guys, they are much higher gamers than what we have seen over the past couple of weeks so little doubt there will be some soul-searching achieved once they get again.

“They are much higher gamers than what we have seen over the past couple of weeks so little doubt there will be some soul-searching achieved once they get again.”

Ponting on West Indies’ early exit from the World Cup

“They will be as upset as anybody, it is easy for me to face right here and say that it is a shame that they have not made it, however they’re going to be hurting as a lot as anyone. They might have had large ideas and desires coming right here and so they have not performed anyplace close to effectively sufficient to even progress. So they’ve some work to do.”

West Indies return to Australia subsequent month for a two-Check sequence with what will likely be a really different-looking aspect. Ponting was already involved about how aggressive these matches in Perth and Adelaide could also be though he did notice West Indies have been extra aggressive at house. However in Australia, the place they final performed a Check sequence in 2015-16, they haven’t received within the format since 1997.

“I did not have to see that to make me extra apprehensive in regards to the first couple of Check matches,” Ponting stated. “However what’s fascinating with that, they’ve truly discovered a means, primarily at house I assume, in the previous few years to be moderately aggressive on the Check entrance with Brathwaite… and Holder, he is achieved a extremely good job in Check cricket for them.

“However they’ll have to seek out a couple of lengths if they’ll compete towards the Aussies with the present group that the Australians have gotten. When you simply line them up on paper, there isn’t any means you suppose that they might compete. Cricket’s a humorous recreation, however they’ll should play out of their skins I believe to make the primary two Assessments entertaining.”

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