Windies success depends on its bowlers

Windies success depends on its bowlers
Lynne Sladky

Bowling would play a key role if any team is to be successful in the ICC World Twenty20 starting Sept. 18, 2012. The West Indies would be heavily dependent on three bowlers to be economical. Sunil Narine, Fidel Edwards and Samuel Badree will have to bowl 12 of the 20 overs and if they can restrict the runs made by the opposing team, the West Indies batsmen will simply do the rest to make the team a successful.

Narine has proven that he is capable of performing at the higher level. Edwards is experienced, very quick at times and he can make things difficult for batsmen to score off his attack in his type of cricket. Badree has just entered the top level but he has shown that he has the correct approach and temperment for this level. He bowls tidily and with intelligence. Windies supporters cannot expect all their bowlers to do well but those who fail with the ball must be prepared to carry their bats to score runs and help the team.

Dwayne Bravo, Ravi RamPhal and Andre Russell are some of the other bowlers who would to do their four overs each if asked or at least some of it. Bravo has tremendous experience at the IPL and he will have to take the ball at crucial times and make things occur positively for the West Indies.

All the West Indies bowlers are expected to perform well but in reality only a few may be outstanding in their four overs. Stopping or avoiding the flow of runs is essential in Twenty20 cricket. It is vital to have a few bowlers who are capable of bowling tight.

Sammy’s Captaincy to the Test Again

West Indies Captain Darren Sammy will again be under the microscope examining the e order in which he brings his bowlers into the attack. From time to time, Sammy has shown the dull part of his captiancy and his lousy decisions. West Indies management and selectors may be well advised to start grooming a member of the team to lead in the near future. Dwayne Bravo is the vice captain of the One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 teams but he is not involved in West Indies Test cricket. This is one of the reasons why a captain must be groomed forth with.

West Indies Batting Strong for Twenty20

Inspite of the West Indies batting so strong on paper with Chris Gayle, Marlong Samuels, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard. Many big hitters are in the line up but the West Indies must ensure that they bat out their alotted 20 (overs) and not get bowled out in 15 or 17 overs. They must ensure that the overs are batted out. West Indies have named four teen players to tour Sri Lanka from Sept. 18 to Oct. 7 for the ICC world Twenty20.

The squad are as follows:Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Bravo (vice captain),Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Ravi RamPaul, Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels and Samuel Badree.

This squad is exceptional and with the correct decision-making by the captain, the West Indies team should have no problem winning this world competition.

Team India carries the greatest challenge but with proper planning the West Indies can upset India. Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the batsmen poised to score heavily in this Twenty20 competition for India. The team that plays better wins on any day and preparation is key to gaining success. The West Indies team has a huge task ahead and the players must be consistent throughout the competition.