Home Sports T20 World Cup: Sinclair backs West Indies to successfully defend title
Guyana and West Indies cricketer Kevin Sinclair is backing the West Indies to successfully defend the title at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) T20 World Cup. West Indies will open their campaign against the in-form England on Saturday, October 23.
Speaking on the Berbice-based Cricket Show, Sinclair said he is eager to see the men in maroon in action, and he is backing them to win a third World T20 trophy.
“Give your best shot! We are double time champions, and good luck to them. I am eager to see them in action and (see them) crush some people,” Sinclair said.
The off-spinner who played six T20 Internationals for West Indies also had a message for the fans. “Continue to support West Indies, whether young or old is on the team! Continue to support them! And I know they think some faces should be there, but that is life. Keep supporting, and the best is yet to come for the team,” Sinclair added.
Despite suffering defeats against Pakistan and Afghanistan, West Indies remain favourites to many, having both the experience and big game players who tasted World Cup glory before.
WEST INDIES’ FULL SQUAD
Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice Captain), Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Travelling Reserves: Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder and Gudakesh Motie
ICC T20 World Cup Schedule
West Indies Match Schedule
October 23: v England in Dubai (6pm UAE Time, 10am Eastern Caribbean/9am Jamaica)
October 26: v South Africa in Dubai (2pm UAE Time, 6am Eastern Caribbean/5am Jamaica)
October 29: v B2 in Sharjah (2pm UAE Time, 8am Eastern Caribbean/7am Jamaica)
November 4: v A1, in Abu Dhabi (6pm UAE Time, 10am Eastern Caribbean/9am Jamaica)
November 6: v Australia in Abu Dhabi (2pm UAE Time, 6am Eastern Caribbean/5am Jamaica)
November 10: Group 1 winner v Group 1 second in Abu Dhabi (6pm UAE Time, 10am Eastern Caribbean/9am Jamaica)
November 11: Group B winner v Group A second in Dubai (6pm UAE Time, 10am Eastern Caribbean/9am Jamaica)
November 14: Final in Dubai (6pm UAE Time, 10am Eastern Caribbean/9am Jamaica)