Cricket West Indies announces squad for T20 World Cup 2024, set to claim trophy

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The Cricket West Indies unveiled the 15-member squad that will be competing for the 2024 edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. During the announcement ceremony, the selectors of the team aim to display their exceptional performance with both bat and ball and claim the title of T20 World Cup 2024.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is even more special for the players of the West Indies Cricket team as six Caribbean nations are co-hosting the entire tournament along with the USA. Therefore, the selectors and players are wishing to lift the trophy in their own nation.

The players who will be representing West Indies in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup include,

Batters

  1. Shimron Hetmyer
  2. Brandon King

Wicket-Keepers

  1. Nicholas Pooran
  2. Johnson Charles
  3. Shai Hope

All-rounders

  1. Rovman Powell 
  2. Andre Russell
  3. Roston Chase
  4. Jason Holder
  5. Romario Shepherd 
  6. Sherfane Rutherford

Bowlers

  1. Alzarri Joseph 
  2. Akeal Hosein
  3. Shamar Joseph
  4. Gudakesh Motie

Rovman Powell has been named the captain of the team, and Alzarri Joseph has been selected as the vice-captain of the team.

Moreover, most of the selected players of the West Indies are currently in India and are playing at the Indian Premier League 2024. The players such as Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell have shown exceptional performance during this year’s IPL which has made the selectors optimistic about their choices and has enhanced their confidence on claiming victory at the World Cup.

The team have also included the all-rounders and big hitters like Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Rutherford and Shepherd. The selection of these players will widen the batting options for the team so that they can put a strong competition against the opponents.

Moreover, the selectors have also included Shamar, who is also all set to play his first World Cup, and the fans have expressed utmost faith in him following his excellent bowling figures, i.e., 7 wickets by giving away 68 runs in the Gabba test against Australia.

Notably, West Indies is part of Group C along with four other teams, and the schedule of the West Indies includes,

2nd June 2024: West Indies vs. Papua New Guinea in Guyana Providence Stadium 

8th June 2024: West Indies vs Uganda in Guyana Providence Stadium

12th June 2024: West Indies vs. New Zealand in Brian Lara Cricket Academy

17th June 2024: West Indies vs Afghanistan in Daren Sammy Cricket Ground

Following the squad announcement, the fans flooded the social media handles with their views and opinions on the incident. One person commented, “In My Opinion, this is the Strongest Team in their Native Soil and Can defeat any team in the World. One of the T20WC’24 Favourites.”

Another person commented the following: “Best of luck for the West Indies, this squad is so balanced; I think they will deserve T20I, 24 Champions.”

Nia Roberts
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