Veteran West Indies pacer Kemar Roach believes that a bright future awaits the current batch of players despite a poor show in the World Cup. Since beating Pakistan in their opener, West Indies lost five of their next six matches to join Afghanistan as the second team to crash out of the tournament. Asked what went wrong, Roach defended the young team after their 125-run demolition at the hands of title contenders India. Also Read - IND vs AUS 2021: Mohammed Siraj Remembers His Late Father Afer Picking up Maiden Five-Wicket Haul in Brisbane, Says Can't Express My Feelings in Words | WATCH VIDEO

“It’s tough to say. I think, obviously after the first innings against Pakistan, the guys were confident going forward into the World Cup. I think (we lost) a couple of close games against Australia and New Zealand,” Roach said. “But I think the guys, you know, should be keeping our heads up. We’re out now, but obviously, there’s a future for us. I think we’re still learning, a couple of young guys in the team, have got a great future ahead of them. And it’s all about being positive and looking forward,” the 31-year-old said. Also Read - AUS vs IND 4th Test: Ricky Ponting Feels Drawn Test Series Will be Worse Result Than Loss on 2018-19 Tour

Roach feels that with some able guidance, the juniors in the squad like Shimron Hetmyer and Oshane Thomas can do wonders for West Indies cricket. “We have some quality players around. Hetmyer and Oshane, the younger guys, once they get some good guidance, they’ll do well for West Indies. And I have confidence in these guys. “There’s a couple of guys back home doing well as well. So hopefully we’ll see these guys filter into the West Indies team in the probably near future,” he expected. Signing off, he said what lovers of Old Calypso brand of cricket would love to hear. “I’ll always be a fan of West Indies cricket for sure. And there’s no doubt about it. Also Read - IND vs AUS: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar Heap Special Praise on Mohammed Siraj-Shardul Thakur For Impressive Show in 4th Test Brisbane, Says Boy Has Become Man on This Tour