Windies women facing uphill task

CUTTACK, India, CMC- West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira says her team can ill-afford to make mistakes facing an uphill task through the supers six phase of the ICC Women’s World Cup .

West Indies women have four points and will need to topple two former champions New Zealand and Australia to advance.

Windies second super six game is against Australia on Wednesday in Mumbai.

“We well understand the position which we face right now,” Aguilleira said.

“It’s the Super Six and we have new rules and we can ill-afford to make mistakes, so we have to be on top of our game, whichever team we play.”

The captain was commenting after her side survived a now familiar batting slump before steadying themselves to beat South Africa Women by two wickets in their opening Super Six game Friday.

West Indies wobbled to 196 for six before Shemaine Campbelle came to their rescue with 33 from 42 balls.

“We knew we had to start the Super Six on a good note and this is an example of a good note,” said Aguilleira.

“We could have done it much easier, but I guess there are areas in which we need to improve, and after all, it’s about moving forward.”

The skipper says her charges are aware that they face a difficult path to reach the Grand Final following an up-and-down performance in the group stage.

She admitted that although her side pulled through to overcome the South Africans, inconsistent batting continues to be a major concern.

“One thing coach [Sherwin Campbell] always tells us is that once we ‘get in’ as batters, we needed to bat through and that’s one of the areas we are not really accomplishing consistently,” she said.

“We need to be far more patient.”

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