In the 2015 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup, jointly held in Australia and New Zealand, Jason Holder was in charge of the West Indies cricket team. Recalling the team's journey in the previous edition of the tournament, the Caribbean team started its World Cup campaign facing defeat at the hands of Ireland by four wickets. After that, the two-time World Cup champions performed well in bits and pieces. The Jason Holder led team failed to make it to the semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.
Group Stage: The West Indies team was placed in Pool B along with India, Pakistan, South Africa, Ireland, Zimbabwe, and the United Arab Emirates. The two-time world champions managed to win only three matches out of six and were placed at the fourth spot. However, they qualified for the quarterfinal. Ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Here’s a Look Back at How India Fared at the Last Edition of the CWC.
Quarterfinals: In the quarterfinal or the Super 8 stage, West Indies were pitted against New Zealand. The Kiwis defeated them with a huge margin of 143 runs. Kiwi opener Martin Guptill scored a double century and steered his team to set a mammoth target of 394 for the Caribbeans. In response, only Chris Gayle scored a half-century and the entire team bundled out for only 250 runs. New Zealand defeated South Africa in the semi-final. But the Kiwis were defeated by Australia in the final.
Most wickets for West Indies: Fast bowler Jerome Taylor was the highest wicket-taker for West Indies at the 2015 World Cup. Taylor picked 17 wickets from eight matches with best figures of 3/15. He was the sole West India bowler to be in the list of top ten wicket takers in the tournament.
Most runs for West Indies: Not even a single West Indian batsman was amongst the top ten scorers in the world cup in spite of the double century scored by Gayle. The destructive opening batsmen scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe in league matches. West Indies 15-Man Squad for ICC World Cup 2019: Takeaways From the Jason Holder-Led Side Announced by Windies Cricket Board.
Meanwhile, at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, one cannot write off the West Indies team completely. The two-time world champions can upset strong teams like Australia, India and South Africa, England on their day like they did in the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2016. The team have some destructive players like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell who can win matches single-handedly. West Indies will begin their campaign in 2019 World Cup on May 31 against Pakistan.