Their tournament started brightly where they thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 107 runs to register their first two points of mega-event. However, the celebrations didn’t last long as they were defeated by the home team New Zealand in their second outing by 62 runs.
That defeat hurt the Women in Blue’s net run-rate as well which would concern the management, especially going towards the business end of the competition.
Another concern for the coaching staff will be the form of captain Mithali Raj who has only one half-century in the last five innings in the 50-over format.
The Caribbean side has already defeated two out of the three tournament favorites in the first two matches.
In the opening fixture, they got the better of home team New Zealand in a nail-biting contest where they emerged victorious by just three runs. In the second fixture against defending champions England, West Indies again managed to get over the line in another thriller, this time by just seven runs.
The most pleasing thing for the management would be that the team is achieving all of this with star batter Deandra Dottin not in top form which shows the overall depth available in the squad.
All-rounder Hayley Mathews is proving to be a prized asset for the team in the competition as she is the leading run-scorer for the team with 164 runs in two innings whereas she is also the joint-highest wicket-taker for the side with four scalps to her name at an economy-rate of just 4.05.