There was a glorious time when Windies was the toughest squad in the cricketing arenas, known for its amazing format of play, be it, in the batting or the bowling squad. The Caribbean parade that won the first two editions of the World Cup has had few tough years in the cricket-filled with dismal and appalling. It is really hard to believe that a team as strong as Windies hasn’t won any bilateral series since 2014. The team has failed to register good wins as they have won just two of their nine ODIs and are currently strangled at the ninth spot in the ICC ODI rankings. However, the recent uprise of the team in their series against England has made people believe in the potential the team has and the fact that they can turn the game upside down with their staunch players.
Windies failed to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013
Windies lost their charm of playing the game to an extent that the team failed to made it even for the qualifying round of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. However, the team has been turning times since then as they made it to this year’s World Cup only through the Qualifiers last year. With the recent comeback of the Windies squad into cricket, many people infer that they can easily shock people in the upcoming mega event. One of the additions took place by the statements of the former England skipper, Michael Vaughan. He reckons by saying that Windies can surprise anyone in the wake of their recent performances.
Windies has been playing some good cricket these days
The team is in the upbeat moment right now with their recent victory over England in the Test series and their current performance in the ODI series. Not only this, but the Caribbean squad even tried chasing a score of 419 in the recently concluded 4th ODI against England, however they could manage to make only 389 runs for the same. The team has been enjoying the comeback on some of its star players like Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell.
“I’ve got a feeling this West Indies side will shock a few people at the World Cup. They’ve got three players to come in: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Evin Lewis. West Indies are a side who will shock a few people at this World Cup. They’ve got serious power,” said Michael Vaughan.
The former English skipper, backed his team for lifting the World Cup 2019
England is all set to host the various teams, for the upcoming World Cup 2019. “England have got everything required to win the World Cup except for these moments of madness,” Vaughan quoted. “The India side around the time they won the 2011 World Cup didn’t have the day England had in Barbados on Friday. The Australia side that won in 2015 lost the odd game but they didn’t have moments like England do on a consistent basis,” furthered Vaughan.