World Cup 2019: 5 reasons why West Indies can cruise to final 4
The two-time champions have kickstarted their World Cup campaign with a comfortable victory against underdogs Pakistan.
Published - Jun 1, 2019 1:13 pm | Updated - Jun 1, 2019 1:13 pm
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the most celebrated event of this sport and there is no better host than the home of cricket, England. The opening matches have been one-sided but the action is expected to pick up as the tournament progresses. The fans have been ecstatic and the most popular team, Men in Blue is yet to kick-start their campaign. It will be a showdown of heavyweights in the coming weeks.
On Friday the two-time champions West Indies started their drive in control mode as they won their tie against Pakistan easily. The team played efficiently in all the departments. Some of their stars seemed to prove a point, and if they will repeat their execution it will be difficult to beat them. By taking a close look at their squad one can say that they can make it to the semi-finals if they play consistently.
Here are the five reasons why Jason Holder’s men can make the cut to the final four
1. Talented Youngsters
The young cricketers always change the dynamics of a side, and it is important for a team to nurture them as they will be leading the charge in the near future. Of late the cricketing system of West Indies has churned out players on a regular basis. These players are drafted into the international side after showcasing their skills in the U-15 and U-19 levels. The Caribbean team is entering the 2019 World Cup with a bunch of youngsters in their squad and all of them are immensely talented.
Shai Hope has been a sensation in the past one year as he is averaging 80 in ODIs. Shimron Hetmyer has already awed the cricketing fraternity with his power game and Oshane Thomas will be keen to stamp his authority on the opposition with his fierce fast-bowling. Nicholas Pooran and Fabian Allen have shown their potential in the T20 leagues around the globe. So these lads will definitely help the team in running deep in this championship.