“This West Indies side is a bit intimidating” – Deep Dasgupta feels Windies are favorites for T20 World Cup


Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta has opined that West Indies will likely be one of many favorites on the T20 World Cup that’s set to be held later within the yr. In response to Dasgupta, the present West Indies T20I outfit is ‘intimidating’ and ‘scary’.

West Indies have gained the primary three T20Is of the continued five-match sequence in opposition to Australia in St Lucia, placing up some commanding performances.

Talking on his YouTube channel, Dasgupta identified that aside from West Indies’ power-hitting, their bowling can also be coming collectively. He acknowledged:

“West Indies was usually a power-hitting squad, which scored 180-200 and depended closely on their batting. However for those who take a look at the earlier sequence and this one, their bowlers have accomplished nicely. Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh Jr., they’ve been actually good. Sheldon Cottrell can also be there, in order that they have a very good bowling aspect together with all-rounders.”

Dasgupta added that West Indies’ highly effective hitters are additionally in nice kind, which augurs nicely for the workforce. He additional stated:

“This West Indies aspect is a bit intimidating as nicely. When you take a look at kind, the big-hitters are in good nick. Andre Russell has scored runs, Gayle storm has hit this sequence within the final T20I. This T20 workforce appears actually good. Their captain Kieron Pollard just isn’t even taking part in on account of damage. It’s being stated, Sunil Narine may also make a comeback when he’s prepared.”

“Pollard just isn’t match as of now. So if he comes again who will West Indies omit? It’s a troublesome determination as a result of that’s how good this workforce is. They could should drop Dwayne Bravo, whose efficiency on this sequence has been excellent. This West Indies aspect appears scary,” Dasgupta additional added.

Pitches for the T20 World Cup in UAE may flatten out, assist West Indies: Deep Dasgupta

West Indies batsmen struggled somewhat throughout IPL 2020, which was held within the UAE. The likes of Russell and Gayle discovered it robust due to the additional bounce.

In response to Dasgupta, the pitches within the UAE for the T20 World Cup are more likely to be flatter. The previous stumper acknowledged:

“The T20 World Cup will likely be held within the UAE. When you take a look at the final IPL that was held there, the pitches had extra bounce. West Indies batters like Andre Russell and Chris Gayle struggled there. However I’ve a sense the pitches may flatten out a bit extra. Earlier than the T20 World Cup, the IPL may also be held within the UAE. Flat pitches will assist West Indies batters. It appears actually attention-grabbing.”

The T20 World Cup will likely be held within the UAE from October 17 to November 14, only a few days after the conclusion of the IPL.

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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh


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