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ICC World Cup 2019: Jason Holder admits there is a slim chance of making it to the semi-finals


Jason Holder believes admits it would be tough qualify for the semi-finals of ICC World Cup 2019.

West Indies fell victim to the second highest run chase in cricket world cup history as Bangladesh chased down the total of 321 runs with 8.3 overs to spare and seven wickets in hand.

It was a bitter pill to swallow for Jason Holder After the posted a total of 321-8, only to implode with a combination of sloppy bowling and woeful fielding.

West Indies have lost three of their five matches and, with only four matches left, Holder feels there is only a slim chance of making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

"It's looking tough at this present moment, but it's not impossible. We have to play every game here now as a final, We've got to win every game left to give ourselves a really good chance," Holder said.

West Indies next face in-form teams, New Zealand and India and they must beat them both to remain in contention.

"If we want to go through into the semi-finals we've got to be to beat the best teams, we've got to back ourselves and be more clinical with the ball", said the west indies skipper.

He also believes it was the batting that let the team down on the day, with the batsmen falling 40-50 runs short of what they could have scored.

"I felt that at the half we were still a few short. Probably, I reckon, a par score on this wicket, with the dimensions of the ground, probably 360, 365, maybe 370. And we were well short of that. If you look at the context of the game and the way Bangladesh scored in comparison to what we did, I think we probably, arguably roughly 40, 50 short" Holder said after the loss.

West Indies next face New Zealand on March 29, at Old Trafford, Manchester.