West Indies vs South Africa: Powell Explains West Indies’ Defeat to South Africa

West Indies vs South Africa: Powell Explains West Indies' Defeat to South Africa

After a thrilling game between West Indies vs South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2024, South Africa clinched victory by three wickets (DLS Method). This defeat comes as an elimination for the West Indies team.


After West Indies vs South Africa, Skipper Rovman Powell told the reason why the team struggled and what was the turning point of the game.

Powell claimed in his post-match remarks that his team’s batting fell short of expectations.

“Credit has to be given to the boys, they fought till the very end,” Powell said after the match.

“As a batting group, this is a performance you’d want to forget. We did not bat well in the middle. It was not an easy wicket, especially to get started. In the middle overs, we lost wickets in clusters. That broke the back of our batting team,” he added.

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He did, however, commend the bowlers for their impressive performance.

“It was a commendable bowling effort. We said we wanted to give it our all. They [the team] believed even if it was only 135,” he said.

Powell expressed satisfaction with the team’s recent success as well.

“When you look on a large scale, we have not won the World Cup or in the semi-final, but if you look at the cricket we have played in the last 15 months, to go from No.9 to No.3 in the rankings, it is commendable. There is a lot of buzz in the Caribbean around West Indian cricket and now is where the work starts. Continue to work together as a group and make the Caribbean people proud,” he further stated.

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He also expressed gratitude to the audience for cheering on his squad the entire competition.

“They [crowd] have been fantastic. Every venue we have played and all the social media likes and stuff they have given us, we really appreciate that as a team. Good to see some buzz is back and for a long, it has died down. Now, people are rallying around the players. When we hear the anthem, as players, we feel something that is heading in the right direction. Thanks to the people of Antigua for coming out [tonight]. Not just people in Antigua but to everyone in the Caribbean, thanks for coming out,” Powell concluded.

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