The West Indies T20 World Cup Team is a multinational team comprised of English-speaking Caribbean countries and territories.
On the same day as India and New Zealand, the West Indies joined the Imperial Cricket Conference (now the International Cricket Council or ICC) as full members. They played England in their maiden Test match at Lord’s Cricket Ground in 1929.
According to statistics, the West Indies team was unbeatable and ruled the cricketing globe between the 1970s and the early 1990s. West Indies won the first World Cup in 1975, and the team was widely regarded as the most aggressive in the world. They created history by becoming the first team to win two World Cups when they won the 1979 World Cup.
West Indies could have won three World Cups in a row if India hadn’t defeated it in the 1983 World Cup final. Nonetheless, the West Indies have produced some notable cricketers. The ICC World Hall of Fame has inducted Sir Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, George Headley, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Sir Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Alvin Kalicharan, and Sir Andy Roberts, and many others.
Apart from the 50-over World Cup, the West Indies team has also won the ICC Men T20 World Cup twice (in 2012 and 2016), the ICC Champions Trophy once (in 2004), the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup once (in 2016), and finished second in the Cricket World Cup (1983), the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004)
Likely West Indies T20 World Cup Squad
West Indies will kick off their ICC World Cup journey in Round 1 against Scotland on 17th of October. The expected West Indies Squad for T20 World Cup is as follows:
- Kieron Pollard (Captain)
- Nicholas Pooran
- Roston Chase
- Dwayne Bravo
- Chris Gayle
- Andre Fletcher
- Obed McCoy
- Evin Lewis
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Andre Russell
- Lendl Simmons
- Hayden Walsh Jr.
- Oshane Thomas
- Ravi Rampaul
- Jason Holder
- Darren Bravo
- Sheldon Cottrell
- Akeal Hosein
Performance in the past T20 World Cup
The Windies have had trouble getting going under challenging batting circumstances they are not accustomed to. England scored 55 runs in their first game before being restricted to 143 against South Africa. After neither score could be defended, West Indies is at the bottom of the points standings with a poor run rate.
The team’s drive to win is currently weak, according to Clive Lloyd, and after winning two of the past three World Cups, the team has grown complacent. Additionally, Lloyd wants his staff to stick to the basics and keep things straightforward.
Likely predictions for the 2022 T20 World Cup
West Indies is predicted to win both of their remaining games handily and has a shot at making it to the semifinals. They’ll probably win the World Cup 2022 and the semifinals if they succeed.