West Indies at Cricket World Cup 2015 Player by Player Analysis

West Indies at Cricket World Cup 2015 Player by Player Analysis

West Indies at Cricket World Cup 2015 Player by Player Analysis: West Indies has announced their 15-man squad for the World Cup. Young fast-bowler Jason Holder was named as the surprise Captain after Dwayne Bravo was dropped from the ODI team and the World Cup squad citing no logical reasons. The other one to suffer the same was Kieron Pollard. The two all-rounders, who have been the consistent performers for their team, became prey to politics by WICB and were dropped from the world cup. Marlon Samuels, the 2nd most experienced player in the squad after Chris Gayle, will serve as the vice-captain. West Indies last reached the world cup semi-final back in1996, 19 years ago.

West Indies ODI skipper
Young fast-bowler Jason Holder was named as the surprise Captain after Dwayne Bravo was dropped from the ODI team. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Cricket fans that will be supporting West Indies must be very excited to know how their favorite stars have fared in the previous world cups or the place where world cup is being staged. We have pooled the scrupulous data of West Indies’ representation at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s input in Australia/New Zealand and in previous world cups.

Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: Chris Gayle – 24 matches

Most experienced in World Cups: Chris Gayle – 20 matches

Players Performance in AUS/NZ Performance in WCs
Matches Runs Wickets Matches Runs Wickets
Jason Holder First Experience First Experience
Chris Gayle 24 495 8 20 604 9
Marlon Samuels 4 36 1 9 230 1
Suleiman Benn First Experience 6 16 12
Jonathan Carter First Experience First Experience
Sheldon Cottrell First Experience First Experience
Darren Bravo 6 162 7 139
Denesh Ramdin 19 217 9 84
Andre Russell 3 67 3 3 52 7
Sunil Narine 9 48 8 First Experience
Lendl Simmons 9 159 1 14
Dwayne Smith 10 206 16 6 49 4
Jerome Taylor 6 4 3 3 37 6
Darren Sammy 9 170 10 7 54 8
Kemar Roach 6 4 5 6 19 13

Funny as it may appear, West Indies Captain Jason Holder has no experience playing in Australia, New Zealand or in World Cups. Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin, and Jerome Taylor return to the world cup squad after missing out in the 2011 event and last playing in a world cup in 2007. Chris Gayle will feature in his 4th event.

*All the stats are updated until January 12th, 2015.