Shai Hope's Direct "Attitude" Comment About Players Following West Indies' World Cup Elimination

For the first time in 48 years since the tournament's start in 1975, West Indies will not participate in the 50-over World Cup.
Shai Hope's Direct "Attitude" Comment About Players Following West Indies' World Cup Elimination
West Indies were unable to compete in the ODI World Cup in 2023.

After the West Indies' unexpected withdrawal from the World Cup qualifying campaign, skipper Shai Hope questioned the attitude and readiness of his team on Saturday. For the first time in 48 years since the 50-over World Cup's start in 1975, the two-time defending champions will not participate. The Caribbean team was eliminated on Saturday following their seven-wicket loss to Scotland in a Super Six game, a match in which they once again put on a pitiful performance with both the bat and the ball.

"Honestly, I can't pinpoint anything that causes it. After West Indies' unexpected exit, Hope said, "We definitely let ourselves down in the competition.

"The attitude is really what matters. Catches will be dropped and misfields will occur; that's just a part of the game. In my opinion, we didn't always put out our best effort; instead, we showed up in spurts.

The preparation from back home needs to be better, so that's where we should start. Without any preparation, we cannot show up here and claim to be a top team. You can't just expect to be a terrific team by morning, he continued.

West Indies needed to reevaluate their game plan, according to Hope, who himself had a respectable tournament with the bat.

Hope, who had scored 132 against Nepal, remarked, "We definitely need to examine at how we start our innings.

"We anticipated it would be difficult. Although the toss is always important, we also need to figure out how to stop that early movement.

We had to combat the morning wetness since every captain who wins the toss here chooses to bowl first. We must provide the West Indian supporters with a cause for celebration. Because they are no longer in contention to qualify for the World Cup in India, the West Indies side will try to make the most of their final two games here, according to the captain and wicketkeeper.

Said Hope, "We still have two games left, so we must find a way to recover. I always think that the skill is there, but we need to turn it into reliable performances." There were great expectations that Daren Sammy, the two-time T20 World Cup champion skipper, would make a significant shift in the Windies ranks after taking over as the white-ball head coach prior to their ODI series against UAE in Sharjah in June.

Hope says that the group needs more time to get to know one another, though. He responded, "We have to go one way, and that's up. We have to understand one other even better."