Cricket World Cup Quarter Finals all set

West Indies’ Jerome Taylor, right, flies as he delivers a ball watched by Ireland’s Niall O’Brien during their Cricket World Cup pool B match at Nelson, New Zealand, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
Associated Press / Ross Setford

Sri Lanka will play against South Africa, India against Bangladesh, Australia against Pakistan and New Zealand against the West Indies. New Zealand came out on top in Pool A with Australia second. India came out on top in Pool B with South Africa second while West Indies ended in fourth place in pool B.

Kumar Sangakkara Scored 496 Runs

Former Srilanka Captain Kumar Sangakkara is in fine form this 2015 ICC World Cup scoring 496 runs from six matches with three fine centuries. Brendan Taylor scored 433 runs from six matches for Zimbabwe. AB de Villers scored 417 runs from six matches for South Africa. Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 395 runs from six matches for South Africa. Mahmudullah scored 344 runs from five matches for Bangladesh Sean Williams scored 339 runs from six matches for Zimbabwe.

Bowling In World Cup 2015

Mitchell Starc, the left-hand fast bowler took 16 wickets from five games for Australia. Trent Boult took 15 wickets from six games for New Zealand while Josh Davey took 15 wickets from six games for Scotland. Jerome Taylor took 14 wickets from six games for the West Indies.

West Indies Cricketers Must Be More Committed

It is evident that the six games that the West Indies have played in the ICC 2015 World Cup, some players were not playing to their full potential. To be representing the West Indies should be an honor and looking at the other teams that World Cup passion was evident. Why was Dwayne Smith allowed to start the West Indies innings after so many failures? Lendl Simmons and Denesh Ramdin are capable of openers and some change had to be made after so many failures by Dwayne Smith.

Chris Gayle for some reason lost focus and failed to stay at the wicket for a long duration. Head Coach Stuart Williams have to remind these players that they are participating in an international event. Kemar Roach was a disappointment. He has not delivered in this World Cup. Jerome Taylor and Captain Jason Holder did their best to to utilize the conditions available. It took the selectors, which include Clive Lloyd to acknowledge that Sulieman Benn should never have been chosen for this World Cup. Narsingh Deonarine from Guyana would have been a good all round choice. Sunil Narine was surely missed at this World Cup.

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