New Delhi. Two-time T20 champion West Indies has announced its team for the T20 World Cup 2021 (West Indies T20 World Cup Squad). Off-spinner Sunil Narine has not been found in the Kieron Pollard-led Windies team. The big news is that after 6 years in the West Indies team, Ravi Rampaul has returned, who is 36 years old. Ravi Rampaul last played T20 International in the year 2015 but the selectors have given him a place in the squad considering his form. In the West Indies team, veteran Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo have also got a chance. At the same time, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell and Akil Hossain have been kept in the reserve players.
The West Indies team is filled with more than one hitter. In which names like Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shemron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis are included. Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen are big names in all-rounders.
West Indies team for T20 World Cup- Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Alphonso Thomas, Hayden Walsh.
Reserve player- Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder and Akil Hossein.
Why Ravi Rampaul’s chance?
Ravi Rampaul has been selected in the West Indies team due to his excellent performance in the Caribbean Premier League. This right-arm fast bowler has so far taken the most wickets in CPL 2021. Rampaul has taken 17 wickets in 8 matches and his economy rate is also just 7.20. Rampaul has experience of 161 T20 matches in which he has taken 209 wickets. It is clear that the West Indies selectors have given priority to form and their experience.
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Big contenders for West Indies title
Let us tell you that the West Indies team is a big contender to win the T20 World Cup 2021. West Indies won the last T20 World Cup title. In the 2016 T20 World Cup, West Indies won the title by defeating England. West Indies also won the title in 2012.
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