West Indies cricket is passing through a rough patch since 2 years and rightly so as their main players are like Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Keiron Pollard, and Samuel Badre are not even in the contract list. This is because of the clashes between the WICB and the players. Currently, the team is under the command of all-rounder Jason Holder. Despite being left behind by the players, West Indies team and players are currently supported by new faces who are equally good and had shown some impact in the recent series against Bangladesh. I will be surely in a Hunt of WC19 as they are bestowed by pace, spin, and aggression.
West Indies Squad Biography
Jason Holder (Captain)
When we talk about pace and swing with the ball in hand, you rightly think of a world class bowler Jason Holder who made his debut in 1st-Feb 2013. He can bat as well with an SR of 93.5 and with the ball, he is equally good by taking 112 wickets 85 matches in ODIs for his team west indies and for the playing 11.
‘’Carlos Brathwaite, Remember the name”, These words became famous after a man snatched victory from the mouth of English team by hitting 4 sixes in 4 balls. This man was Carlos Braithwaite, right arm medium pace bowler with power hitting skills and is in the squad for the west team, currently ranked as vice-captain for the players.
Evin Lewis made his debut against Pakistan in 2016, who later in the next year smashed 176 Not out against England. He is one of the highest rated players in the West Indies team and famous for hitting sixes. He is as dangerous as a rhino who can take the game away in no time from opponents.
Kemar Roach is among the finest of WI fast bowlers and holds ample experience to jolt the opponents in WC19. He made his ODI debut in 2008 and had taken 114 wickets in 80 matches.
West Indies was crowned as T20 winners in 2012 and that was possible because of ruthless batting of batting all-rounder Marlon Samuels. He made his ODI debut in Oct 2000 and will be among high rated West Indies team and players. For windies, he will be a trump card in WC19.
Shai Hope made his debut in 2016 against Sri-Lanka, is one of the finest keeper-batsman in the quad who had always caused problems for opponents to cope with his batting skills with a pretty good batting average of 46.17.
Roma Powell who also captained the last series against Bangladesh is an extremely talented all-rounder. He has pace with the ball and aggression with the bat, taken so far only 3 wickets but will be a spotlight in WC19.
He made his debut in 2009 in Sabina Park. The left-handed batsman has an average of around 30 and is capable of scoring shots all around the ground.
Roston Chase is the right-handed middle order batsman and the back bone of West Indies. The duty to support middle order in WC19 will be on his shoulders.
Keemo Paul is a young Gun and brilliant find by WICB. He was picked from U19 squad and will be handy with the pace he bowls as he had taken 11 wickets in just 11 matches.
Another young talent in the WC19 Squad is Oshan Thomas who made his debut in 2018. His recent performance against Bangladesh was superb and he can be an impact player against other teams.