HEADLINE: Three reasons why West Indies could be a force to reckon with at T20 World Cup

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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3/25/20, 7:53:12 PM 

The seventh edition of the T20 World Cup will be held in Australia from 18th October, 2020 to 15th November, 2020. 16 nations will participate in the mega tournament.

West Indies, the current world champions in the T20 format, are the only team to win the coveted trophy twice. The first time the men from the Caribbean won the T20 World Cup was in Sri Lanka in the year 2012. 4 years later, the West Indies once again were crowned champions in the T20 format in India.

At present West Indies are ranked 10th in the T20 ICC Men's rankings. However, the team has been making progress in the recent past under the leadership of Kieron Pollard. They recently beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka by a margin of 2-0 in a T20 series.

Most of the players in the West Indies squad have ample experience playing T20 cricket in leagues around the world. Many players from the Caribbean have played the Big Bash League over the years and are well versed with the grounds in Australia.

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link Islander Joined: Jun 9, 2019
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3/25/20, 9:29:27 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Meit Sampat certainly does not fully understand the essence of Caribbean cricket. Gayle is a relatively spent force in international cricket. It is quite understandable why he would be exalted in the IPL and other leagues; after all he is a spectacle. In his prime he was second to none, in terms of his devastating power and skill. Today he is a shadow of himself but can still milk the craving for a spectacle.

From the perspective of the vested Caribbean masses, the world cup is not primarily about spectacular play. We see every so often - perhaps too often - the spectacle replacing the needed display of technical astuteness. Gayle is our hero and we should be all proud of him but if he is not fit it would be a pipe dream to think he would intimidate other international teams. We need a tendency to skill and less a fascination with a player in his 5th decade.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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3/26/20, 1:16:17 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

I would say should. I wold be extremely disappointed if the West indies didn't make the semi finals at least. As in tge semi finals is a minimum to me

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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3/26/20, 5:44:24 AM 
In reply to Jumpstart

We are again a top T20 team.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 10, 2004
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3/26/20, 10:19:26 AM 
Depending on when sports is "cleared to resume", the next men's T20 World Cup could be as wide open as it's ever been. Teams may be short on match practice and fitness, players may not necessarily be back into their groove. Anything could happen.

link tigga Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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3/26/20, 10:25:09 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Is this like the Space Force the POTUS was assembling?

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