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Look to the future, says Holder

Published:Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 2:00 AM
West Indies captain Jason Holder.

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):

Captain Jason Holder says West Indies are confident of still making the second round of the World Cup and has urged his side to quickly forget yesterday's thrashing at the hands of South Africa.

West Indies entered the contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a run of two victories but collapsed to a 257-run defeat - the joint worst-ever defeat in World Cup history.

The loss left the Windies with just four points from four games with two games remaining in Group B, but Holder said the Windies needed to remain positive.

"Going forward into the next game, I think we need to take the positives from this game and try to go into [the game against] India with full confidence," he said.

"We need to put it (loss) behind us as quickly as possible, but we need to look at our errors we made in this game, that's important, and look for ways in which we can improve.

"We are very confident we can make the quarter-finals. We just need to play good cricket against India first and then take on UAE in our last game."

He added: "I think psychologically, chasing 400 was always a tough task. I thought if we had held one or two chances in the end there, I think we could have brought it down to 350, which would have been an easier total to look at."