Home > News >

ICC Women’s World Cup 2013: Win over Australia boosted West Indies confidence

ICC Women's World Cup: Win over Australia boosted West Indies confidence

West Indies women’s coach Sherwin Campbell is hoping more girls in the Caribbean will be encouraged to play the sport after the team’s heroics in the World Cup © AFP

Mumbai: Feb 16, 2013

West Indies women’s cricket coach Sherwin Campbell says beating Australia has lifted the players’ confidence ahead of their first World Cup final Sunday.

The West Indies top the table with eight points and a net run-rate better than Australia after beating them by eight runs to conclude the Super Six stage with a 100 per cent record after three matches.

The Caribbean side had earlier beaten South Africa and New Zealand in their Super Six Fixtures, but Campbell says the last win against Australia motivated the players going into the grand finale.

“Mentally it’s good for us,” Campbell told ESPNcricinfo.

“We will take the positives from this game into the finals and it gives the players confidence and self-belief that they can beat a top team. And that’s half the job done.”

Five-time champions Australia had been unbeaten in the tournament before playing the West Indies who were not considered among the strongest teams before the World Cup began two weeks ago.

Campbell was delighted at the thought of playing the final Sunday and happy with the team’s effort after they were restricted to 164.

The West Indies staged a remarkable comeback by bowling out Australia for 156 after the Aussies restricted them to 164.

“It’s always a good feeling to play in any final,” Campbell said.

“We worked hard to get here and I always tell the players that you’ve got to believe in your ability and work hard. If you have the right attitude, you can beat any team. It makes us recognised in ICC tournaments, which is excellent for the team.”

The former Windies cricketer, who played 90 ODIs, says that after the men’s team won the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in October, a victory for the women’s team Sunday will add to the list of positives for the region.

And he is hoping more girls in the Caribbean will be encouraged to play the sport.

“I don’t think women’s cricket gets enough mileage [in the Caribbean] so it’s good that this World Cup is shown on television and shown all over Caribbean. We were on television during the T20 semi-finals and now we are in the finals,” said Campbell.

“So it is good that we are being televised and people in Caribbean and all over the world can see that West Indies women can play good cricket as well as the other teams. And hopefully that will encourage more children in the Caribbean to learn cricket.”

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 (18:30 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014  at London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

India vs England 2014: Ideal opportunity for Sanju Samson and other youngsters to shine

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

India vs England 2014: India bowled out for 230 despite Virat Kohli’s fifty against Middlesex in tour game

IS Bindra to quit cricket administration

Saeed Ajmal’s doosra has lost its mystery: Rashid Latif

India vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson poses threat to India, believes Ryan Harris

Live Cricket Score: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI at Grenada

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Duncan Fletcher’s see-saw coaching career could be at its end

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Shah Rukh Khan wants his films to be like a festival

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Mouni Roy dedicates performance to her father!

India vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson poses threat to India, believes Ryan Harris

3 Bangladeshi nationals sentenced to seven years in prison for dacoity

Apple iPhone 6 specifications and features revealed in leaked screenshots from Foxconn

Remove encroachments within "NCZ" along Kaliasot river: NGT

Kalam pitches for National Energy Commission

West Indies vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score, 2nd ODI at St George’s

Mahindra and Mahindra launch new generation tractor, Arjun Novo

Breastfeeding can help a mother fight postnatal depression

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here