Lloyd blames Windies fitness

With the home side on the verge of being eliminated from the World Cup, former captain Clive Lloyd has slammed the fitness levels of the West Indies.

After a solid start in the group stages where the West Indies went through undefeated, they have now lost four games straight at the hands of Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

“If you look at the opposition they were much sharper. We did better in the ICC Trophy because we had our fitness trainer and he did a lot with the guys,” said the former great.

“Although they probably didn’t too much like his work ethic, I think (Cavanagh) did a marvellous job,” Lloyd told Reuters.

“Fitness is 60-70 percent of your game and that is something we have to look at for the future. Fitness is one of the things I feel strongly about.

“The game preparation has got to be much better.”

West Indies face Bangladesh at Kensington Oval in a match they must win to keep their slim chance of a World Cup victory alive.

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