'This is the lowest you can go' - Carlos Brathwaite's damning words after West Indies crash out of ODI World Cup race
West Indies were knocked out of the forthcoming ODI World Cup after a seven-wicket loss to Scotland in the Super Six clash.
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Carlos Brathwaite, the former West Indies skipper, reflected on the Caribbean nation's failure in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. West Indies were knocked out of the forthcoming ODI World Cup after a seven-wicket loss to Scotland in the Super Six clash. Notably, they had previously been outplayed by hosts Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands.
Shai Hope and Co. have no points from their three Super Six games in the ongoing tournament. Furthermore, they were eliminated from the showpiece event scheduled in October, as they cannot overhaul toppers Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, who have six points after three games.
Brathwaite recalled West Indies' recent performances in the limited overs format, stating they missed out on the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2022. The 34-year-old added that Windies had been facing problems with white-ball cricket in the past.
"It has been a long time coming. Obviously, another format, T20, missed out (on the Super 12 stage) as well last year. So in white-ball cricket, there have been troubles in the past. I think this is the lowest you can go," Brathwaite was quoted as saying on the International Cricket Council's (ICC) website.
WI haven't played consistently good ODI cricket against the top nations for perhaps a decade: Bishop
West Indies haven't played consistently good cricket in the 50-over format against the top nations in at least a decade, according to legendary pacer Ian Bishop. The 55-year-old went on to say that he is aware that considerable introspection has been taking place in the Caribbean nation.
"We haven't played consistently good one-day international cricket against the top nations for perhaps a decade. I know there has been some introspection that has been taking place in the Caribbean. But what this does is, it says that we are at a few seconds to 12, and we need all hands on board to get the representation back to where it needs to be," Bishop told ESPNCricinfo.