The 2016 T20 World Cup winner, West Indies, is one of the best teams which cannot be left out of any ICC Tournament. West Indies is one of the teams, who do not perform well throughout the year but have the team to win ICC tournaments. They are the favourites of this year’s tournament.
CAN WEST INDIES QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI-FINALS?
TEAM PREVIEW :
West Indies have managed to win 2 T20 World Cup titles, but their recent form has not been great. They have played 17 games and have only won 8 games out of them. The performances from CPL(Caribbean Premier League) have resulted in many new names coming up in the World Cup squad. Surprisingly, the full-strength team does not have Sunil Narine, who is in great form and has a lot of experience on the UAE pitches.
WEST INDIES SQUAD :
MAIN HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SQUAD :
Roston Chase is selected in the squad.
The 29-year old cricketer has presented a strong case in front of the selectors for the T20 World Cup starting in a week. Chase has given a lot of door-breaking performances in the CPL 2021. His performances with both the bat and bowl provide the selectors with an all-rounder option and a frontline spinner option to captain Pollard.
Roston Chase plays for Saint Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League 2021. He has been the highest run-scorer in the tournament till now. Chase has tonked 446 runs in 12 innings at an exceptional strike rate of 144.33. His highest score in this season is 85. Equally important is his bowling, which is making batsmen lives difficult in the tournament. Even though he has picked only six wickets, he has been more economical at a strike rate of 20.
Ravi Rampual making his comeback after six years
Experience and good form have created a place for Ravi Rampaul in the T20 Squad. Ravi Rampaul showed his performances with both bat and bowl in the CPL. He was exceptional with the ball. He scalped 19 wickets in 10 innings at an average of 16.21 with an economy of just under 8. His variations on west Indies slow pitches helped his team to reach the semi-finals.
No Sunil Narine in the squad
It was a shock to cricket fans that Sunil Narine is left out from the T20 Squad. Narine has been perfect for KKR in phase 2 of IPL2021. His experience in the UAE conditions would have helped West Indies to get closer to winning a title, and The offspinner has taken 14 wickets in Ipl till now and had a great CPL.
SWOT ANALYSIS :
- Bowlers in good form
- Powerful batting line-up
- Spin department missing key players
- Roston Chase
- Hayden Walsh
- Chris Gayle
- Andre Russell injury