Everything You Need To Know About West Indies Squad for T20 World Cup 2021

The T20 World cup 2021 is scheduled to begin on October 17, 2019. This event would be played in the UAE and Oman. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this tournament is scheduled at the mentioned locations. Once again, the defending champions, i.e. West Indies, will be favourites to triumph in the championship during the forthcoming World Cup event.

Certainly, West Indies is among the finest teams with some powerful players who give their best to improve the performance of the team. Looking at the prior performance and practice regime, it seems that West Indies is all set to perform their best in the upcoming world cup.

Kieron Pollard is leading the Caribbean side in the forthcoming T20 World Cup. Discussing the team and the tournament, the captain mentions that they are thrilled to start the World Cup this year. Furthermore, he added that we chiefly possess a fascinating Super 12 group. It appears up to the mark against South Africa, Australia and England. He also added that the team is quite excited to see the tournament start quickly.

West Indies is positioned in the Group 1 of the tournament. This group comprises Australia, West Indies, South Africa and England. Remarkably, the matches of this group are anticipated to be close encounters. West Indies has already won the champions twice and they look set to show their supremacy in the shortest format of the game.

In this team, there are some prominent players, including Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis and more. Furthermore, their bowlers show constant improvements.

Regardless of their average performance in the recent past, the West Indies team looks geared up with the T20 World Cup around the corner. The team is aspiring to be a controlling power under the leadership of Kieron Pollard. Furthermore, they will pose a great threat to every team participating in the World Cup.

With two championship titles already in their bag, Windies displayed a unique combination of power and class. While West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs by 36 runs in the final in 2012, they attained the 2016 T20 World Cup title after a thrilling final that they won by 4 wickets against England. They will begin the tournament facing their most difficult competitors, i.e. England. And the team looks determined to repeat history and grab their third championship title.

West Indies T20 World Cup Squad:

  • Lendl Simmons
  • Evin Lewis
  • Chris Gayle
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Andre Russell
  • Jason Holder
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Hayden Walsh
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Fabian Allen
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Andre Fletcher
  • Kevin Sinclair

West Indies T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule:

Date Match Time Venue
October 23, 2021 West Indies vs. England 7:30:00 PM (IST) Dubai
October 26, 2021 West Indies vs. South Africa 03:30:00 PM (IST) Dubai
October 29, 2021 West Indies vs. Qualifier (B2) 03:30:00 PM (IST) Sharjah
November 4, 2021 West Indies vs. Qualifier (A1) 7:30:00 PM (IST) Abu Dhabi
November 6, 2021 West Indies vs. Australia 03:30:00 PM (IST) Abu Dhabi

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://crida.in/icc-t20-world-cup-schedule/