“I’m a very positive thinker…” West Indies coach Daren Sammy speaks out

Daren Sammy is staying positive despite his side’s perilous position in the Super Six standings.

West Indies’ loss to Netherlands in the Super Over, coupled with victories for Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in their final group games, leaves Sammy’s side already four points off the qualification spots with a maximum of six points remaining available.

Batting first, West Indies scored 374/6 in 50 overs with Nicholas Pooran scoring 104* and Brandon King scoring 76.

In reply, Netherlands scored 374/9 in 50 overs Teja Nidamanuru hitting 111. The match was tied at the end of the 50 overs. thanks to Logan van Beek’s all-around performance as he scored 30 runs off six balls against Jason Holder. The 32-year-old then bowled out WI for just eight runs as they lost both their wickets in just five balls.

But the coach and former T20 World Cup-winning captain says that he’s staying positive.

“I’m a very positive thinker and I understand the journey that I have to take with this team,” he said. “Sometimes you’ve got to reach rock bottom go come back.

“I understand the challenges ahead, and I also understand that things won’t change overnight. It’s a true reflection of where our cricket is at the moment and we have a lot of work to do.” (ICC)

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