West Indies players are known for their fearless and aggressive approach. Will this approach lead them to their 3rd title?
T20 world champions West Indies was once an invincible force in the cricketing world. Their ever-lasting transition phase combined with player’s hitches with the board has made them fight for their position in this World Cup.
The Russell Factor
Andre Russel had a great IPL season. He single-handedly won many games for KKR. He secured 3rd position in runs’ tally with the strike rate of 204.82 and 52 sixes. The big guy from Jamaica is going to explode in this world cup and every cricket fanatic is waiting to see the Dre Russ Show.
Consistency is the word haunting Windies cricket for a long time now. Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, and Roston Chase have shown some promise, but they all have been unreliable. Inclusion of Chris Gayle and Keron Pollard has made their squad herculean. On their day this squad is capable of not only defeating any opponent but also make them feel incompetent.
Christopher Henry Gayle aka Universe Boss will retire from this format of the game after this WC. The West Indian veteran has crossed 10000 runs mark recently.
Another champion player in their side is Shimron Hetmyer. The young gun with an impressive average of 40.86 and strike rate of 110.30. He is a naturally gifted stroke player with some exciting skills and power.
Probability for the cup
West Indies is the most unpredictable side in world cricket. They have the strength and depth in their batting with a good leader Jason Holder leading them. The Bowling department is something we think needed a challenging spinner, but overall something to look forward to.
The batting line up offers much guarantee and if the handling holds up they have a decent shot of astonishing a world that gives them just a half possibility. It’s all in the soul they marshal since that could be a distinct advantage.