Going into the ICC World T20, West Indies are a red hot side. People might write them off based on their recent drubbings by the hands of Australia, but then, that was a different format altogether. In T20I’s, West Indies have always been a dangerous outfit as the presence of some heavyweights gives them the edge.
Former pacer and bowling legend Curtly Ambrose has admitted that the men from the Caribbean have a “great chance” of winning the World T20 in India. “Look at the team that we have, half of the team are in demand across the world for different T20 leagues,” Ambrose said.
“So you may find one guy here, maybe two in this league and two in another league but we have all at once so we have a great chance of winning this T20 tournament, just look at our squad.”
Ambrose pointed out that the experienced individuals would give West Indies a clear cut advantage. “The senior players – Marlon Samuel, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, captain Darren Sammy and all the senior players have to lead from the front,” he pointed out.
“From my experience over the years, when the senior players – the guys that we expect to really take the mantle and take the team forward – are doing well, automatically the younger players will step up to the plate.”