West Indies misplaced 7 in their nine wickets to fall to 2 high quality Australian pacers as they went down by means of 15 runs in opposition to Australia in Nottingham on Thursday, sixth June.
Whilst Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell fell to Mitchell Starc, Evin Lewis and Shai Hope have been pushed aside by means of Pat Cummins.
It was once a vintage case of a few careless reckless batting coupled with some just right speedy bowling by means of the Australians.
Lewis performed clear of his frame to Cummins with none toes motion and was once stuck at 2d slip. Gayle was once past due getting his bat right down to a complete pitched supply on center and leg from Starc and was once adjudged leg ahead of wicket. The left-hander has had issues in opposition to left-arm tempo and averages simply 16.eight in opposition to them in his occupation – by means of some distance the bottom in opposition to any class of bowlers. He additionally has an issue of having out leg ahead of wicket – 29 occasions in his occupation he has were given out on this style and extra considerably he averages simply 19.34 in line with such dismissal.
Hope fell to a leg stump part volley to Cummins whilst Russell was once in a rush to complete the fit and threw his wicket away taking an needless chance in opposition to Starc – the most productive bowler of the fit. With underneath 75 wanted at slightly 6.five runs in line with over, the will of the hour was once to construct a partnership and cross deeper within the chase. There was once no wish to opt for a blind heave on the degree.
Brathwaite made the similar mistake within the 46th when he attempted to release into Starc and perished at mid-on within the procedure. He must have performed out Starc and appeared to assault Stoinis from the opposite finish. Holder succumbed in the similar over falling to an tried pull shot whilst Cottrell was once wiped clean by means of a Starc yorker.
The West Indies performed too many extravagant photographs when the will of the hour was once to maintain wickets until the loss of life after which opt for the kill. They focused Starc and Cummins as an alternative of taking part in them out and attacking the others.
It’s not a wonder then that West Indies’ have the eighth lowest batting moderate in opposition to tempo (28.95) since January, 2017. It’s even worse than Bangladesh (31.69). Simplest Afghanistan (27.79) and Sri Lanka (26.19) have fared worse in opposition to tempo on this duration.
West Indies’ strike charge in opposition to tempo could also be the sixth-lowest (87.72) on this timeframe.
Only for point of view, India has the most productive moderate (41.89) and England the most productive strike charge (102.57) in opposition to tempo throughout this era – such huge is the space and the adaptation between the prowess of the West Indies’ batsmen in opposition to tempo when in comparison to the most productive within the industry.
Gayle’s occupation moderate in opposition to tempo is simply 28.59 (vs occupation moderate of 38.14). The corresponding numbers for another West Indian batsmen are: Lewis – (15.55 vs 31.59) and Hetmyer – (30.25 vs 40.30).
West Indies have additionally been, by means of some distance, by means of a distance, the worst chasing staff since Global Cup 2015. They’ve simply received 10 in their 35 fits whilst batting 2d on this duration – their win-loss ratio (of 0.476) is less than even Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe on this duration – this is how deficient they’re after they chase – obviously succumbing extra frequently than to not the scoreboard power.
The West Indies rating simply 28.06 runs in line with batsman whilst chasing a goal – once more, the bottom among all of the groups, barring Afghanistan, competing on this Global Cup (since Global Cup 2015).
Gayle (59.77) and Hope (47.72) are the one West Indian batsmen who moderate above 40 batting 2d on this duration. The batting moderate of alternative batsmen is abysmal – Lewis – 25.31, Hetmyer – 27.1, Darren Bravo – 26.18, Russell – 14.
The West Indies have registered 13 totals underneath 200 and seven between 200 and 250 whilst chasing on this duration. They’ve misplaced as many as eight fits by means of greater than 100 runs on this timeframe.
A minimum of, they submit a spirited combat in opposition to Australia and had the higher hand for a substantial duration within the chase – that would be the silver lining for the West Indies as they try the dual nemeses of ‘chase’ and ‘tempo’ within the event.