World Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeat

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeatICC Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies suffered a 15-run loss to Australia in their second match of the tournament on Thursday. Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies wer restricted to 273 as Mitchell Starc took a six-wicket haul.advertisement Reuters NottinghamJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 09:11 IST West Indies captain Jason Holder says that the player need to take more responsibility after West Indies lost to Australia (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc took 6 wickets as West Indies lost by 15 runsAustralia posted 289 after a fantastic recovery led by Nathan Coulter-NileGuys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make: WI captain HolderWest Indies captain Jason Holder said his batsmen need to take more responsibility after they lost to Australia by 15 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies made a poor start before Shai Hope (68) and Nicholas Pooran (40) rebuilt the innings, but the Mitchell Starc-led Australian attack restricted them to 273-9.Guys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make, Holder told reporters.Take a little bit more responsibility, and chasing especially, you just need to take responsibility, and it’s important that one of the top four batters be there at the very, very end.Asked to bat on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge, champions Australia got off to a terrible start as they were reduced to 79-5 before Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) and Steve Smith (73) shared a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.That helped the Australians post a competitive total and they went on to secure their second win of the tournament.We definitely missed an opportunity, Holder said. It’s a bit disappointing to be losing a game like that when we’re in full control of the game, but these things happen.West Indies began their campaign strongly by crushing Pakistan thanks to hostile pace bowling.I just think we just need to be aggressive, continue to be aggressive, smart aggression, and just continue to look to take wickets, Holder said.Read Also | Didn’t think I would get that much: Nathan Coulter-Nile on match-winning 92 vs West IndiesRead Also | World Cup 2019: Pakistan minister targets MS Dhoni over Army crest on glovesAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow West Indies vs AustraliaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Jason Holder Nextlast_img read more