At 48 for two after 5 overs, Zimbabwe have been well-placed to chase down West Indies’ 153, with the asking charge round seven. However somewhat than taking part in the scenario, Zimbabwe continued to go hell for leather-based in opposition to the West Indies quick bowlers and saved dropping wickets. The final 9 wickets fell for 75 runs as West Indies sealed a snug 31-run win.
“Having a optimistic method is the way in which we wish to play,” Williams mentioned. “We now have had fairly a number of victories by taking part in that approach. If we wish to play aggressive T20 cricket, we might somewhat be bowled out for 70 than take it deep. However on the wickets aspect, we misplaced too many fairly early although the asking charge was within the sevens. It was going to be very tough with a non-batter on one aspect. There have been a number of classes to be discovered, even when it is not good to lose.
“I 100% agree we do not all the time have to go ultra-aggressive. However we nonetheless wish to have that optimistic psychological method, as a result of T20 is a kind of video games the place a foul ball can get you out and a superb ball can go for six.”
“It was a kind of video games the place when [Sikandar] Raza was out we wanted sevens or eights [per over]. We may have gone about it in a greater approach, however our coach has been telling us to play optimistic cricket, and it simply did not come by at present. Dave has been attempting to make us play our greatest cricket somewhat than being in our shells. It simply did not work at present.”
Wednesday’s defeat, although, makes Zimbabwe’s closing group sport in opposition to Scotland on Friday a must-win. But when that sport is washed out – there is a forecast of rain that night, when the sport is scheduled – a accomplished sport within the afternoon between West Indies and Eire will knock Zimbabwe out of the event. After a outstanding turnaround over the previous few months, it will be a merciless option to exit.