All eyes will be on West Indies who have named a star-studded squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup, which is all set to start on October 17.
With a squad filled with power hitters and match winners, the defending champions will be once again favorites for the title.
The marquee tournament will be played in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14. The event was initially scheduled in India, however, was moved out after worsening the COVID-19 situation in the country. The hosting rights are still with the country.
West Indies are placed in Group 1 of the event, which is also being referred to as a ‘Group of Death’, primarily due to the presence of stronger teams including West Indies, Australia, England, and South Africa.
Each match of this group is expected to be a nail-biter with the two-time champions being favorites to be one of the sides making it to the final four from this group.
Led by star all-rounder Kieron Pollard, the WI T20 World Cup squad includes Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis. Their bowling unit is equally strong with the presence of Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne Bravo,- and Andre Russel.
West Indies T20 World Cup Squad:
Kieron Pollard (captain)
Hayden Walsh Jr.
Traveling Reserves: Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein.
Table of Contents
Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1, and B2.
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, and B1.
West Indies Match Schedule
October 23: v England in Dubai (6 pm UAE time)
October 26: v South Africa in Dubai (2 pm UAE time)
October 29: v B2 in Sharjah (2 pm UAE time)
November 4: v A1, in Abu Dhabi (6 pm UAE time)
November 6: v Australia in Abu Dhabi (2 pm UAE time)
November 10: Group 1 winner v Group 1 second in Abu Dhabi (6 pm UAE time)
November 11: Group B winner v Group A second in Dubai (6 pm UAE time)
FINAL of T20 World Cup 2021
November 14: Final in Dubai (6 pm UAE time)