Campbell still upbeat despite heavy loss
MUMBAI, India – Sherwin Campbell said he was confident that West Indies Women’s would rebound from their heavy defeat in their opening match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013.
The Windies Women’s coach said he felt his side had the resources to fight back, after hosts India Women beat them by 105 runs on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium.
Deandra Dottin followed up a steady spell of 3-32 from four overs with a typically pugnacious 39 from 16 balls that included three fours and four sixes, but the visitors failed to successfully chase 285 for victory.
“We have two days of practice before our next match and this will give us some more time to work out what we need to do going forward,” said Campbell.
“We need to win our next match to keep our chances alive of reaching the next stage, so we need to look back and see the areas in which we can improve and look to pull out all the stops against Sri Lanka Women.”
Campbell said the Windies Women would have to ignite their bowling and fielding skills in their remaining matches.
“You always enter any competition looking to start well and make it easy for yourself going forward from there, but this has not happened,” said the former West Indies men’s opener.
“We didn’t turn up with the ball and in the field in this match. We did not catch very well and we were not as consistent as we should have been with our bowling.”
Campbell added: “We had sound preparation in our home series against South Africa Women, but we are playing in different conditions and the players need to understand they have to adjust to the conditions quickly, and work out what are the best options for them in terms of batting and bowling.
“The outfields are quite fast and the grounds are a decent size, so the bowlers will need to find a way to contain the opposition batting, and our batters will have to find a way to hang in there and bat long.”