Tuesday, Apr 16 2024 | Time 09:56 Hrs(IST)
image
Sports


West Indies great Dwayne Bravo bullish on former team's chances at T20 World Cup

West Indies great Dwayne Bravo bullish on former team's chances at T20 World Cup

New York, Feb 23 (UNI) Two-time ICC Men's T20 World Cup winner Dwayne Bravo believes the West Indies are more than capable of causing a surprise and claiming a third title at this year's
event in June.
Bravo played a major role in helping the Caribbean side to their only two Men’s T20 World Cup titles to date in 2012 and 2016 and the former star all-rounder thinks the current West Indies side can prosper despite a recent lack of form at the last two editions of the 20-over showcase.
The West Indies managed just one victory at the 2021 T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates and then failed to qualify for the Super 12s stage at the most recent tournament in Australia 12 months later.
But Bravo has been buoyed by the West Indies' recent form - they have defeated South Africa, India and England in T20I series during the last 12 months - and think they can cause a splash when they co-host this year's event with the USA in June, an ICC report said.
"I honestly think this West Indies team is a very good chance of winning," Bravo said in New York on Thursday as part of the celebrations to mark 100 days to go until the start of the 2024 T20 World Cup.
"This current group of players is one of the better squads put together for a long time and I believe they have a very good chance," he said.
"The people in the Caribbean will definitely go out in their numbers and support them and winning a trophy is very important," Bravo said.
“Speaking from experience, winning the World Cup on two occasions is one of the best feelings for my entire career so hopefully this group can do it," he said.
While West Indies great Chris Gayle has two T20I centuries to his name and is currently the leading run-scorer in the format for the Caribbean side, top-order batter Nicholas Pooran is not far behind and is expected to be pivotal to their chances of winning a third T20 World Cup this year.
Pooran is ranked 16th on the Men's T20I Batter Rankings and Bravo believes the hard-hitting left-hander can finish among the leading run-scorers at this year's event.
"My current favourite player at the moment is Nicholas Pooran," Bravo revealed.
“I believe he has the ability to score big runs and the form he is in and the experience he has gained over the years he is a player that can play spin well, play fast bowling well and is very used to the Caribbean conditions," Bravo added.
UNI BM

More News
ISL: Dimitri Petratos named Player of Month for March 2024

ISL: Dimitri Petratos named Player of Month for March 2024

16 Apr 2024 | 9:18 AM

Kolkata, Apr 16 (UNI) Dimitrios Petratos of Mohun Bagan Super Giant has clinched the Indian Super League (ISL) Player of the Month award for March 2024, it was announced on Monday night.

see more..
Mohun Bagan Super Giant crowned ISL Champions

Mohun Bagan Super Giant crowned ISL Champions

16 Apr 2024 | 9:06 AM

Kolkata, Apr 16 (UNI) Mohun Bagan Super Giant became the Indian Super League (ISL) Champions by defeating Mumbai City FC by 2-1 at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Monday night.

see more..
Head, Klassen's whirlwind innings sweep RCB away

Head, Klassen's whirlwind innings sweep RCB away

16 Apr 2024 | 12:06 AM

By BD Narayanka Bengaluru, April 15 (UNI) Sunrisers Hyderabad delivered a commanding performance in the 30th match of IPL 2024, securing a 25-run victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru at Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday.

see more..
SRH break own record by scoring 287/3 against RCB

SRH break own record by scoring 287/3 against RCB

15 Apr 2024 | 10:01 PM

Bengaluru, April 15 (UNI) In an incredible achievement, Sunrisers Hyderabad broke their own record by scoring 287/3, especially against a team like Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB).

see more..
RCB opt to field first against SRH as Faf Du Plessis rests Maxwell, Siraj

RCB opt to field first against SRH as Faf Du Plessis rests Maxwell, Siraj

15 Apr 2024 | 7:41 PM

Bengaluru, April 15 (UNI) The stage is set for an intriguing encounter between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the iconic Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday. RCB, led by Faf du Plessis, won the toss and chosen to field first, indicating their intent to capitalise on any early pitch conditions.

see more..
image