Forty years due to the fact that West Indies last lifted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup trophy, in 1979, present-day captain Jason Holder is confident that his crew can repeat history.
“I’m very optimistic,” Holder instructed Sportsmail. “I assume we’ve got were given what it takes to win the World Cup. It’s only a count of the [kind of] cricket we play. We’ve potentially got match-winners on any given day and we will beat any aspect in the international.
“We’re confident that once we formulate our plans and execute them, we’re going to be up there lifting that trophy at the very top.”
Windies final performed a multi-layout series towards England, whom they beat 2-1 in the Tests. It changed into Windies’ first collection win towards England in the long layout in 10 years. Holder, who became adjudged Player of the Match for his profession-best 202* in front of his home crowd in Barbados, had a large element to play in it himself.
The restricted-overs leg was extra of a mixed bag, with Windies drawing the 5-match one-day global series 2-2, however conceding the Twenty20 Internationals that observed by a three-0 margin. However, Holder felt that protecting the No.1 side within the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings to a stalemate would maintain Windies in proper stead.
“I don’t suppose it is all sunk in but,” he said. “It was a surreal feeling scoring a double century in front of my domestic crowd. And competing towards the No.1 one-day aspect within the world and pushing them right till the give up says lots approximately our potential.”
If Holder leads West Indies to the World Cup, he will have emulated Clive Lloyd, whom Holder could be very close to and has been taking advice from. “Growing up, you song history,” Holder said. “Clive Lloyd lifted World Cups [in 1975 and 1979], and it is up to us to try to gain something similar.
“He and I are very near. He’s given me a number of recommendation about how to pass about my worldwide experience. He always stated to me that it took three years for him to recognize a way to play Test cricket. Having performed Test cricket for some time, I recognize what he supposed.”
Holder similarly said that West Indies are still a piece in progress however are at the route to success. “Our boys are likely no longer the finished product, however, we’re truly at the proper direction to becoming quite properly West Indian players. If we stick collectively for the following or three years, the sky’s the restrict,” he stated.
“And, being in England, this turned into the closing location we lifted the World Cup. Who is aware of, maybe there is a script to be written there.”