Our confidence is shattered, admits BJ Watling – Cricket News Update

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Our confidence is shattered, admits BJ Watling – Cricket News Update
New Zealand’s young wicketkeeper/batsman,, has admitted that his team’s morale is extremely low after a disappointing performance in the first of the five-match One Day International (ODI) series against West Indies at Jamaica.
The visitors lost the initial match by a massive margin of nine wickets as the home team looked a much better unit with both bat and ball. The Kiwis on the other hand, look a jolted side in the absence of
The 26-year-old understands that his team has got to get its act together before it gets too late in the series. With a shattered confidence, the wicketkeeper thinks that the Black Caps will have to show a very strong character, if they are to disturb the’ progress.
"Today's loss isn't ideal for the confidence. We're not high in confidence at all and they are, so that's probably hurting us. We need to find it in the next game or two, otherwise the series will be gone before we even know it," Watling expressed after
the match.
The born cricketer performed well in the match, although his team failed to make an impression. Watling scored an impressive 60 off 98 balls, in which he struck five boundaries. His strike-rate was the only concern, which the wicketkeeper would
love to improve in future.
The youngster is satisfied with his performance and expressed that he took time to build his innings in order to avoid a complete disaster for the Kiwis. Watling wanted to give a chance to the power-hitters in the later part of the innings, but the likes
of also failed to convert their starts into big knocks.
Consequently, the Black Caps managed only 190 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs, which the home team chased without any trouble.
"We fell a good 50-60 runs short on that wicket,'' Watling said. "My gameplan was to try and stay there for a little while and try to set a little bit of a platform so we could at least bat through to 45-50 overs.”
The second match of the series is going to be played on Saturday at the same venue.



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