After quite a juggling session in the knock outs, the team West Indies can now relax and focus on the tomorrow’s quarter final match with New Zealand. West Indies started their pool match with a shock loss to Ireland. They tasted twin wins over Pakistan and Zimbabwe, again lost the next with a huge difference to South Africa. They again got a miss in a low scoring loss to India. The final knock out and also a must win over United Arab Emirates got them the ticket to remain in the show and prove their power.
Darren Sammy is confident enough and is saying – if we up our game by 25%, we can beat New Zealand.
As the knock outs are done with the best of their results, there is more fire in the upcoming matches. The test is on between the eight quarter finalists and the Godfather Brian Lara is showing positive signs for his team. Lara backs his home country West Indies and wants to see the team beating NZ in Wellington. Let’s find out the core factors of West Indies and how it can beat NZ in the upcoming quarter final:
Jason Holder, the Leading Man
No one doubts the leadership of the young captain who thrashed UAE in their last knock out game, and that too without Chris Gayle. Gayle was out in the last match due to a back injury. If Jason’s men will keep up their intensity, the Kiwis will find it hard to make it to the next level.
Strong Batting Squad
West Indies batting line-up is strong enough to make a large and wall high score. The batting squad comprising of Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, and Simmons can play long innings and create a magic score. While Simmons has the technical expertise to engage the crease in bowling friendly conditions, Johnson Charles could be a great pair to Chris Gayle.
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Bowling has always been the key point for the two-time world champions team. Captain Holder is more than confident in terms of getting early wickets with the new ball and that way he will be able to put pressure on the NZ. His main target will be to get to the middle order as quickly as possible downing the key men like Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, and Kane Williamson.
Although Chris Gayle’s comeback is still a question mark who missed his last match due to a back problem. But being a key player of the team, he knows his commitment very well. That’s how the big players do the big things on big days. Gayle is the only player who has scored double century in world cups which came against Zimbabwe this year.
Johnson Charles, the replacement guy for Chris Gayle scored 55 in the last match. Charles has been the outsider in this tournament up till now, but as he has joined the squad, he is more confident to take the team to the next level.
West Indies men strongly believe that the team has a lot of potential and see their path to the trophy as clear as glass.