Clive Lloyd has warned the West Indies to play “sensible cricket” in the event that they wish to make an affect on the Global Cup.
Lloyd, who captained the West Indies to victory on the 1975 and 1979 tournaments, noticed the aspect galvanize with a rout of Pakistan of their opening fit, however then let Australia off the hook because the holders beat them by means of 15 runs.
The Windies had Australia in bother, however some wayward bowling allowed Nathan Coulter-Nile to attain 92 from 60 balls ahead of Mitchell Starc’s five-wicket haul clinched the win at Trent Bridge.
Lloyd believes the West Indies have the guns to make a powerful run on the match, however the 74-year-old referred to as on them to turn extra crafty at key moments.
“The West Indies will have to begin to play sensible cricket as a result of they have got two actual large video games bobbing up in opposition to South Africa and England. Due to this fact they must be on best in their sport as I am positive they might wish to qualify,” he mentioned.
“They will have to have avid gamers who’re ready to win video games, particularly when the pitch used to be somewhat placid and devoid of jump and motion right through that level of the (Australia) sport.”
“I feel on every other day, with a greater research of the location they might have received that sport and this is able to have given them the impetus to grasp that they have been severe contenders to qualify for the latter phases of this pageant.”
Lloyd used to be particularly annoyed that the West Indies batting folded after they have been it seems that on track for victory.
Accusing them on enjoying too carelessly, Lloyd mentioned: “There’s no reason they will have to be virtually bowled out on a pitch like that at Trent Bridge, however they attempted to hit the aerial pictures and began throwing wickets away.
“The avid gamers have to grasp that this isn’t Twenty20. The batsmen wish to flip the ones ratings of 30 and 40 into larger ratings they usually will have to remember that a lot of these groups have world-class bowlers at their disposal.”
Lloyd’s former aspect can get again not off course on Monday after they face South Africa, who’re in turmoil after dropping all 3 in their suits.
“South Africa are up subsequent and whilst they have not carried out to their skill, Windies have to pay attention to the activity handy as South Africa is at risk of lacking out at the best 4 in the event that they lose,” Lloyd mentioned.
“They now need to re-group, have a look at the errors they made and rectify them in order that they are able to go back to their profitable techniques. I am nonetheless feeling sure in regards to the West Indies total.”