New Delhi. Two-time T20 champions West Indies have announced their squad for the 2021 World Cup (West Indies T20 World Cup squad). Off-spinner Sunil Narine was left out of the Kieron Pollard-led West Indies squad. The big news is that after years in the West Indies team, Robbie Rampal, who is 36 years old, is back. Ravi Rampal last played in the T20 International in 2015 but the selectors gave him a place in the team considering his form. West Indies veteran Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo also got a chance. At the same time, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell and Akil Hossain have been included in the reserve players.
The West Indies team is full of one hitter after another. These include names like Nicholas Puran, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shamron Hetmeyer, Evin Lewis. Big names in Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen all-rounder.
West Indies squad for T20 World Cup Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Puran, Chris Gayle, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmeyer, Evin Lewis, Robbie Rampal, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Alphonse
Reserve player- Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder and Akil Hossain.
Why the opportunity of Ravi Rampal?
Robbie Rampal has been selected in the West Indies squad for his outstanding performance in the Caribbean Premier League. This right-handed fast bowler has taken the most wickets in CPL 2021 so far. Rampal has taken 17 wickets in 8 matches and his economy rate is only 7.20. Rampal has experience in 161 T20 matches where he has taken 209 wickets. It is clear that the West Indies selectors preferred form and their experience.
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The West Indies are big contenders for the title
Let us tell you that the West Indies team is a big contender to win the 2021 T20 World Cup. The West Indies have won the last T20 World Cup. The West Indies defeated England in the 2016 T20 World Cup to win the title. The West Indies also won the title in 2012.
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