ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2019
Win out or go home as Windies window narrows
The West Indies will treat every remaining game like a final as they attempt to claim an unlikely slot in the World Cup semis
18 June 2019, 01:30 PM AEST
Jason Holder says the West Indies face a tough task to reach the World Cup semi-finals after a disappointing seven-wicket defeat against Bangladesh on Monday.
Holder's side fell victim to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Bangladesh reached 3-322 with 8.3 overs to spare at Taunton.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for Holder after they had posted a solid 8-321, only to implode thanks so a combination of fielding errors and undisciplined bowling.
The West Indies have lost three of their five matches and, with four games left, captain Holder conceded there is only a slim chance they can make the semi-finals in the 10-team tournament.
"It's looking tough at this present moment, but it's not impossible. We have to play every game here now as a final," Holder said.
"We've got to win every game left to give ourselves a really good chance."
New Zealand and India, both in fine form, are the West Indies' next two opponents and they must beat both to remain in contention.
"If we want to go through into the semi-finals we've got to beat the best teams," Holder said.
"We've got to back ourselves and be more clinical with the ball.
"A few top edges didn't go our way, but we didn't help ourselves as well.
"We've also got to score more runs because we haven't got a batsman with a hundred yet.
"I thought with the pitch dimensions we could have got 365-375 but we were well short, 40 or 50 runs."
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