WI Playing 11: The West Indies team will clash with the England team in their opening fixture of the T20 World Cup 2021. They lost their both warmup fixtures and would look to improve the performances.
They lost to the Afghanistan team by a margin of 59 runs in the warmup fixture. The bowling performances was disappointing to give away 189 runs. The ket wicket taker for the team was Obed McCoy. Then the batters like Nicholas Pooran and Roston Chase played well, but the other players could not contribute enough to even reach close to the target.
The West Indies team are one of the favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2021. This is due to their best ever T20 team of the team in any of the World Cups. To win the 3rd title, they have to be proficient in both departments of the game.
The players like Simmons and Lewis need to provide a fine platform for the team, then Chase and Pooran need to play confidently to keep the run rate steady. The players like Pollard, Hetmyer will look to provide a fine finish to the team with Bravo acting a support. There will be a toss up between Andre Russell and Chris Gayle in the Playing 11. Th bowlers will be Rampaul, Mccoy, and Walsh.
WI Playing 11 (likely)
West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Akeal Hossein, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh jnr
WATCH ENG vs WI T20 World Cup 2021 Live on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar.This will be an ultimate test for the West Indies players to compete against the strong England team in a comparatively different condition for some players. The players like Russell, Bravo, Gayle, Pollard, and Lewis know these conditions well and would look to be the key for the West Indies team. The Disney+ Hotstar plans can be availed to Watch the T20 World Cup 2021 match between England and West Indies. The crowds have been allowed to full capacity in the stadium to watch this encounter.
1. Evin Lewis
The opener has been in terrific form lately in the CPL 2021 and IPL 2021. He has provided great starts to his team, and can play out the middle overs well. In 45 T20I matches, he has amassed 1318 runs at an average of 32.14 and will be the most important batsman for WI.
2. Ravi Rampaul
The leading wicket taker in the CPL 2021 will look to be proficient in his last ever World Cup. He has found his rythm and perfect line lengths to help the West Indies to go deep in the tournament. In 23 T20Is, he has scalped 29 wickets.
3. Shimron Hetmyer
The middle order batsman has been a backbone of his respective teams, whether it be CPL or IPL. He has shown the capability to finish the innings well and can stabilize well, when the situation is grim at the other side of the wicket. He has 539 runs in 37 T20Is.
4. Dwayne Bravo
The all rounder has taken the most wickets in the T20 format and will be a trusted pick due to his fine composure at critical situations. He bowled well in the finals of IPL 2021, and will be looking to do well in the T20 World Cup. In 86 T20Is, he has 76 wickets.
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