“Why Windies failed”

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It was no real surprise that the West Indies didn’t qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

West Indies have not recorded a series victory since Jason Holder took over the team in 2015 and unlike their Test cricket game, the ODI format has not shown the signs of growth that would suggest they were all of a sudden going to be kings of global cricket.

They blew away Pakistan in the opening round but then suffered six defeats in between their last match against Afghanistan, which clearly showed the gap in the quality of the cricketing nations they played that are ranked higher than them.

So the eventual ninth place finish on the points table is an accurate reflection of their overall ICC ranking. (BW)

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