Windies over Ireland defeat, ready for Pakistan

2015 World Cup

The West Indies embattled captain Jason Holder said that his team has put their embarrassing defeat to Ireland behind them, as they focus on picking up their first points of the World Cup against Pakistan at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday.

The men from the Caribbean lost by four wickets to an inspired Irish side, but Holder said in a global tournament there is no time to dwell on previous results.

The skipper also confirmed that he is enjoying the captaincy, despite having a run of poor results and his bowling seeming to be affected since he got the leadership role.

Holder said: "It was a pretty tough loss (to Ireland). But if we get ourselves down it is harder to get ourselves back up. So we just try to get the mood going.

"It's (captaincy) not a burden on me. I am enjoying it at the moment, I'm just trying to do my best for the team."

The match in Christchurch has the potential to be very exciting, as both sides have explosive players that could take the game away from any opposition.

The 23 year-old Holder added: "Obviously we both haven't been playing up to our potential and we've lost a few players… but it should be a very entertaining game.

"I guess whoever executes their plan on any given day will come out on top."

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