The West Indies team, which started the 2022 World Cup journey with a 42-run defeat against Scotland, managed to stay in the tournament by winning the second match against Zimbabwe by 31 runs.
But the two-time champions was eliminated from the first round of the Twenty20 World Cup for the first time in history after the Irish team won the decisive third match easily by 9 wickets.
After this defeat, West Indies head coach Phil Simmons announced his resignation and the two Test matches against Australia from November 30 to December 12 will be his last assignment.
In addition, after the Red Force’s loss to Jamaica in the finals of the recently concluded CG Super 50 tournament, Red Force captain Nicholas Pooran stated that he would resign as the captain of the regional team.
One of West Indies’ greatest wicket-keeper players, Jeffrey Dujon, believes Pooran’s decision to step down is the best decision he has taken at this time.
Earlier this year, 27-year-old Pooran became the captain after Kieron Pollard, who was in charge of the white-ball teams in the region, suddenly retired from international cricket.
Dujon spoke on the Mason and Guest radio show and admitted he was surprised, but believes the player did the right thing under the circumstances.
“I think it’s a good thing for him. As a young player, you have been given responsibility but things haven’t worked out for him.”
“He still has a career ahead of him and shedding this responsibility might just help his cricket as time goes on.”
Pooran captained the T20 side for 23 matches, winning 8 matches and losing 14 matches for a win rate of 35 per cent. Also, as a captain in the ODI pattern, he has lost 13 matches in 17 matches and won only 04 matches.
However, the next leadership may not be as easy as many think, as there are very limited candidates to choose from. As there is a lack of leadership qualities among the current West Indies players, only a few names can be considered for the next captaincy.