How, can you say that a team is not favourite for T20 cup, if it has six 7-feet batsmen? Yes, West Indies contains the six T20 specialist batsman, Gayle, Samules, Pollard, Bravo, Sammy, Charles. The West Indies main dependence will be on Gayle who is probably the best T20 player with 34+ average and 140+ strike rate. His main ability is that he can turn the match within 2 to 3 overs. He has extra-ordinary picking up ability and can hit big strokes equally to the spinners, medium pacers and full pacers. No one can ignore his faculties. He becomes more and more dangerous as he gets time on pitch, and if he will play only 10 overs in a match, it is very difficult to defeat West Indies
The second best batsmen is the Samules, who is a very reliable batsman and gives performance whenever needed by the team. How can you forget his innings in World Cup 2012 T20 final 2012 against Sri Lanka, Where he played an extra ordinary innings and led the team to a total of 138, when it was being expected that they would set a target of merely 110 or below ? He hit three sixes, actually sky touching sixes, at very difficult yorkers to the world class Malinga. Other dangerous player of this team are Bravo and Pollard who have the great experience of T20 leagues. Pollard has some amazing innings in history that he can never be ignored. Bravo is also a very good athlete and along with batting, he supports his team in bowling side by picking the wickets when needed. Batting side has good confident because they have made 175 against Sri Lanka bowling attack in warm up match when the Gayle failed.
If we talk about bowling side, the best weapons of West Indies are Sunil Narine and Rampal. Sunil Narine is on 1st number in T20 bowling ranking. Bangladesh conditions are very suitable for spinners and Narine has shown this is warm up match against Lanka, When he picked 3 wickets, in a single over, of Mathews and Thisara Perera and ended up the possibility of Sri Lanka win. He got 4-24 in his 4 overs. Narine’s mains ability is that he throws 4-5 variations in an over and is very difficult to perceive him. Rampal will use his pace and bounce against opposer. He is also a match winner bowler.
But what if the batting line of West Indies collapse as it often happens? So to defend the title, West Indies will have to bat with responsibility and if they do so, it is not difficult to win the cup again. So best of luck team West Indies . Comment here that Is West Indies our favourite cricket team
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