ICC World Cup 2019: 5 Windies players who could have been included in the squad
The selectors have gambled by picking up a couple of less experienced players, and due to that, some proven match-winners have missed the bus.
Updated - Apr 26, 2019 1:34 pm
At the start of May 2019, the “Kentucky Derby” is going to make headlines and by the end of that month another race, the 50-overs World Cup will take the centre stage in England and Wales. There are 10 horses, teams in the Brits derby, and they will be competing in order to stamp their authority in the white ball race course. The conditioning program of the contestants began months ago and the audience has also put bets, predictions on the winning combinations. Now the fans are hoping that their horse, the team crosses the finish line first.
2019 WC is the most important fixture for the survival of ODI cricket, and the teams have already selected the 15-member squad for the celebrated event. The last cricket board to announce its troop was the Windies cricket. From the last decade, the island nation has been suffering turmoils in the 50-overs format, and that’s why this year’s tournament can lead their resurgence. The Caribbean team has a good bunch of players in their squad, but there are some stars who missed the bus to England.
Here are the 5 Windies players who could have been included in the squad :
The Jamaican cricketer is a superstar of Windies cricket, as he was the architect of the country’s two biggest achievements in this decade. The right-hander is one of the most dynamic batsmen to have emerged from the Caribbean land. Marlon Samuels has played some magical knocks in the international circuit that includes his innings of 85 in the final of 2016 T20 WC. Till now, he has played around 340 games for his nation.
Along with his batting, Samuels is also an efficient off-spinner. In his ODI career, he has got over 5000 runs and has picked up 89 wickets. At 38, the veteran has been going through a rough patch, and that may be the reason for his exclusion from the 15-member squad. Samuels has played 200 ODIs, and he has an average of 68 in Tests played in England so the star could have been a valuable addition to the team as he has good experience of such conditions.