Spectacular sooner or later, chaotic the subsequent. Like yesteryear Pakistan, West Indies veer between the extremes. The T20 champions of the world, trailblazers, trendsetters, they may crash out within the first spherical, or blast by way of to the title and fill the humid Emirates air with a re-rendition of the Champions observe. Twice they’ve been champions, however twice they’ve exited within the preliminary levels of the six-edition-old match as effectively. Two-time champions they is perhaps, however they’ve misplaced extra T20 video games than they’ve received (win proportion 47.03). Solely Eire, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, amongst Check-playing nations, have a worse win proportion. In World Cups, although, they have a tendency to fare higher, their win proportion of 58 the third-best after India and Sri Lanka.
Suffice is to name them the unpredictables of the T20 galaxy, the place their stars sparkle the brightest. Few groups might think about, not to mention, boast of the vaunted T20 firepower than that on the disposal of the West Indies. As if the format was designed with Chris Gayles, Kieron Pollards and Dwayne Bravos in thoughts. In them, they’ve the highest two run-getters on this format; the highest three six-hitters, and essentially the most prolific wicket-taker too. The second-highest wicket-taker too is a West Indian – Sunil Narine, who’s bizarrely not within the staff. Even mega-utilitarian Jason Holder, who most groups would have put in of their enjoying eleven with out second ideas, can’t discover a spot within the squad.