Braithwaite blames poor shot selection for West Indies loss

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Braithwaite who slammed his maiden ODI century in the ICC World Cup in the loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester, England last week blamed some poor shot selection by most of the batsmen got the regional team in a hole.

West Indies were poised at 130-2 after 20 over thanks to a 122-run partnership between Hemron Hetmyer (54) and Chris Gayle, who made 87 with six sixes.

The team then slipped to 167-7, until Brathwaite led a superb counter attack with the tail lenders.

He shared a last wicket stand of 41 off 24 balls with Oshanie Thomas and also added 47 with Kemar Roach (14) and with Sheldon Cottrell (15).

‘We came close. Give credit to the lower order, everyone that came in. Everyone believed we could get over the line. Obviously, it was heart-breaking go get so close but no get over the line>It was bitter sweet. For me personally, for my confidence, as a result of all hard work, I’ve been putting in, it’s finally good that it some to fruition,” Braithwaite said.

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