All- rounder Kieron Pollard told the BBC that “It is very important for us to do well in the World Cup. It would help us to get people interested in the sport again, especially for the development of young players because in the Caribbean, it has been no secret that West Indies cricket has been down a bit. So a good performance here would be a stepping stone for us.”
Pollard said that “The team has a new found determination to do well but they respect all opposition. I think we have really bounced back as a team after losing that first match against South Africa. We have a lot of things that are driving us at the moment, in order to go through this World Cup, because when we first came here for this tournament we were written off and we are just using that as a motivation to go forward.”
The West Indies will be bidding to book their place in the Quarter Finals when they play England in their penultimate Group B match in Chani on Thursday.
West Indies was boosted by the return of Chris Gayle following injury.
A win for the West Indies would confirm their place in the Quarter Finals and at the same time eliminate England.
To date only Australia, in Group B, has already secured their place in the next stage of the competition and remain they only unbeaten team.