West Indies possess a batting order that includes Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmeyer and Andre Russell, who can turn things around at any time in the match.
Jason Holder will continue to be the captain and Chris Gayle will also play his fifth World Cup. Gayle’s opening partner will most likely be Evin Lewis. Shimron Hetmyer and experienced Darren Bravo will hold plenty of the run-scoring responsibility too.
The T20 World Cup hero for West Indies, Carlos Brathwaite will take care of the middle order in batting while he can contribute with the ball too.
West Indies Cricket team:
Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse.
Head coach: Floyd Reifer
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Gayle and Russell are fresh off a really productive IPL season. While everyone is aware of the big-hitting abilities of Lewis, Hetmeyer too has propelled himself in the last one year by hitting three centuries in 16 matches
West Indies will begin its World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31 at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
West Indies team will be largely dependent upon their all rounders, who helped them win the T20 World Cup against England in the final. However, in the last four years, the team has a terrible record of 40 losses in 65 ODIs.
Chris Gayle has shown great form, even in the national jersey. In the last one year, he accumulated 566 runs in seven innings at an average of 80.85. Andre Russell also displayed a strong performance with the bat in the IPL 2019.
With all 10 teams at the World Cup part of the round-robin group stage, each team will play a total of nine matches before the knockout stages, starting July 9. The top four teams will qualify for the knockouts.