It's end of a generation for West Indies cricket, admits Kieron Pollard after disappointing WT20 campaign
With the defeat in the swansong game for Dwyane Bravo and probably also for Chris Gayle, West Indies are likely to miss out on direct qualification for next year's World Cup.
Australia opener David Warner hit an unbeaten 89 off 56 balls while Mitchell Marsh scored 53 as they overhauled the target in 16.2 overs.
T20 World Cup: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard takes responsibility, says senior players didn't deliver
He had no hesitation in admitting that they were poor in all departments.
The West Indies will need the likes of Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran to fire to make a good start and win at least three group matches to qualify for the semifinals.
He went wicket-less against Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and in an earlier match against RCB but took three wickets in the team's two-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets to stay afloat even as their big guns and youngsters are still striving to get back their rhythm.
Harshal removed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar off successive deliveries to defend a target of 165 without breaking much sweat.
Head Coach Phil Simmons will be looking to make it back-to-back titles as he was the mastermind behind the title to success in 2016.
Meanwhile, IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to the COVID-19 situation.
Notably, Pollard has also got 297 wickets in the shortest format to go with the 11,000-plus runs which makes him arguably one of the greatest T20 all-rounders ever.
Kieron Pollard has hit out at the quality of pitches laid for the ongoing ODI series against Australia after the Caribbean side lost the series 2-1.
Kieron Pollard has said his side would have a fair idea about Australia and South Africa heading into the T20 World Cup.
Pollard's innings and an unbroken seventh-wicket partnership of 66 with Fabien Allen (19 not out) were critical in giving the Caribbean side a fighting chance after they were put in to bat.
West Indies vs South Africa: Nicholas Pooran and I needed to control our aggression, says Kieron Pollard
South Africa levelled the five-match T20 series against West Indies 1-1 when they beat the hosts by 16 runs in the second T20I.
Amit Mishra led the bowling charge with figures of 4/24 to help Delhi Capitals restrict the Mumbai Indians to 137/9.