Two-time T20 World Cup award-winning captain Daren Sammy is confident that the West Indies led by Kieron Pollard will defend the title in the forthcoming edition of the ICC T20 World Cup.
West Indies have the ranks of power meters in their team, which can take the bowlers to cleaners and put a huge total on the scoreboard. Chris Gayle and the versatile Andre Russell make West Indies the most destructive team in the world.
West India’s favorites to win ICC T20 2021 World Cup
Windies has Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons and Andre Fletcher at the top; all these players can go on blitzkrieg from the start of their innings, with Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran and Pollard in the middle order who can blow the bowlers with massive blows.
Veteran versatile Dwayne Bravo, who is set to retire after the World Cup, plays a key role in the death victories with his slower and shorter bouncers. Hayden Walsh Jr. is the best finding in the recent bilateral series against Australia and South Africa. The Antiguan American player will be handy to pick wickets in the middle overs.
No idea for me; this is West India: Daren Sammy
West Indies won the T20I series 4-1 against Australia, who are alongside the defending champions in Group 1.
Sammy, who was appointed as an independent non-member of the Cricket West Indies in June, told him it was not a good idea to choose West India as the favorite to win the IC21 T20 World Cup 2021 in to win the United Arab Emirates.
“It’s a good idea for me – Western India,” says Daren Sammy in an ICC Digital Show.
‘If you look at the West Indies, and people can say that I sound biased, but in the last four (three) tournaments we have managed to get to the last four and win two of them. Our players, the caliber of players we have – if you look at Captain Pollard, he’s back, the universe boss Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, I can go on a long list of guys who just take the attack to you, ”Daren Sammy added.
Western India kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against England at the Dubai International Stadium on 23 October.