Jason Holder: Losing wickets at crucial stages cost WI against England

West Indies lost to England by eight wickets, with Joe Root anchoring the chase of 213 with an unbeaten century off 94 balls.

Jason Holder (left) takes comfort from West Indies having five more matches to secure a top-four spot at the end of the league stage.   -  AP

It has been a forgettable World Cup outing so far for the West Indies, with a couple of losses and a wash out with no result. But even then, captain Jason Holder is hopeful of reaching the semifinals.

"I think it would be very foolish not to be confident. There's still a lot of cricket to be played in this tournament. We have only played four games. A hell of a lot of cricket left to be played," Holder said after his team suffered a eight-wicket defeat against England on Friday.

Struggling to get things in place, Holder believes that a win against Bangladesh on Monday could bring it's campaign back on track.

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"We have just got to be disciplined and make sure we come against Bangladesh firstly in our next game and make sure we beat Bangladesh," Holder said.

Despite having a formidable batting line-up, the West Indies could manage to put up only 212. So, what went wrong for the team?"Look, I thought losing the toss, asked to bat in bowler-friendly conditions... but having said that, I thought we got through the power play quite nicely, we were 41-1 I think at the end of the first ten overs which was a decent position considering the conditions," Holder said.

"I thought we lost the game in the middle. Every time we got something going, we lost a wicket. We lost wickets at crucial stages. I just think looking back in hindsight you have to build a few more partnerships and go deeper. I thought (Nicholas) Pooran played extremely well and he is an example of how we need to play on that pitch," the captain said.

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