We are just moments away from the start of the opening World Cup clash between hosts England and dark horses South Africa. England and India will be the favourites of the showpiece event, to begin with, but there are certain teams who have the ability to win the cup as well.
West Indies is among one of those teams who possess a lot of match winners who on their day have the ability to make a match-winning impact for their team. If West indies harbour hopes of replicating their feat from the first two years then the performance of veteran opener Chris Gayle will be very important as he will be one of the most vital cogs of the former World Champions.
He has the ability to change the complexion of the game within a blink of an eye. Despite being in the twilight of his career Gayle is going through a purple patch after a sensational performance in the ODI series against England. He was quite impressive in the IPL as well. Meanwhile, ahead of their opening clash against Pakistan tomorrow, the Universal Boss revealed some interesting facts about his teammates.
Chris Gayle took the name of his skipper Jason Holder when asked who is the worst dancer in the team. He also picked Shimron Hetmmyer as the worst ever teammate while taking the name of Shai Hope when asked who googles is name the most. Meanwhile, the southpaw who is one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket is all set to appear in his 5th World Cup.
Meanwhile, Windies posted a mammoth 421 in 50 overs during the warm-up clash against New Zealand. The huge score was largely built on a wonderful century from Shai Hope. Meanwhile, Andre Russell and Shimron Hetmyer also chipped in with crucial half-centuries. Russell continued from where he left in the IPL and plundered the bowlers all around the park.
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Chris Gayle dishes the dirt on his teammates! pic.twitter.com/CykBt4eBCf
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