WEST INDIES AND THE WORLD CUP
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“With the dimensions of their batters and the way in which a few of them hit the ball, there generally is a likelihood of profitable that World Cup.” – Bayliss on West Indies. © Getty
The Windies have not received a bilateral ODI collection for shut to 5 years and are presently ranked ninth within the 50-over format. Nevertheless, each Richard Pybus and Trevor Bayliss, the respective coaches of the Windies and England, famous that with the mainstays of the line-up returning to the setup, they will spring up surprises within the upcoming World Cup to be held in England and even hoist the trophy.
The Windies have been bolstered by the return of a few of their star gamers. Darren Bravo, who did not play worldwide cricket for shut to 2 years, made a comeback to the fold for the limited-overs collection in Bangladesh final 12 months. Chris Gayle is enjoying within the ongoing ODI collection versus England, whereas Andre Russell, the highly effective all-rounder, has been picked for the ultimate two video games of the collection.
“I do know the best West Indies mixture with a fully-focused facet can beat anybody on their day,” Richard Pybus, the Windies’ interim coach, famous. “I wasn’t on the World Cup qualifiers however, with the group of men we now have now, we really feel assured (we) may take down anybody on their day.”
“The Windies have been enjoying some first rate cricket during the last 18 months,” mentioned Bayliss. “With the dimensions of their batters and the way in which a few of them hit the ball, there generally is a likelihood of profitable that World Cup.”
Pybus counseled Gayle for his spectacular present within the first two ODIs. The southpaw opener cracked 100 and adopted it up with a fifty throughout the Barbados leg of the ODI collection. Nevertheless, the left-handed batsman additionally was criticised for taking part in out dots throughout the preliminary section of his innings within the first recreation. The purpose could be capsulised by the truth that he confronted a complete of 55 dots from zero to 100.
Pybus, although, defended Gayle by noting that the veteran was attempting to get a really feel of the wicket early on. “I can not communicate on behalf of the selectors however I believe Chris has put ahead a really resounding case. He is simply class, actually. It is all the time nice having guys in your facet, who’re a bit scary for the opposition, who know full nicely what they will ship.
“In these first two video games, Chris was getting a really feel for a spongy wicket batting first. It may be a recreation of two halves in Barbados. He was enjoying himself by way of. However, as we now have all seen in T20, he can assault that first powerplay brutally. On good wickets, he’ll be going exhausting fairly early.”