How Windies could line up at 2019 World Cup with the return of big players
Lower Middle Order: Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder(C), Sunil Narine
Andre Russell's form was one of the biggest strength to the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the 2018 IPL. He returned back to the side after serving a ban for a year. He single-handedly won some matches for KKR this season.
At No.6, he can hit sixes out of the park and can even open the bowling with his genuine pace.
Dwayne Bravo has become one of the best death bowlers in the modern cricket. Even though he hasn't played much cricket other than T20 leagues, he will be a great addition to the ODI cricket team. His all-round ability, brilliance in the field and more importantly his experience in the international cricket will be a huge plus to this line-up.
Playing at the lower middle order(mostly at no.7 or no.8), Jason Holder has scored 450 runs and he is the second leading run scorer of West Indies in last one year. He has also taken 26 wickets in the 17 ODIs he has played over the last 12 months. He has become a lot matured player now after he took over the finisher role. With a lot of experience adding to the side, this young captain workload is expected to be reduced.
Sunil Narine at No.9 makes the batting line-up so deep and his hitting abilities are a definite plus to the side. After playing so many years, still, some world class batsmen are struggling to read his magic deliveries.
He can bowl in the powerplay, middle overs and death overs as well, which makes him a flexible player. At this batsmen dominated an era, he still holds the economy of 4.12 in ODIs.Published 30 Jul 2018, 00:48 IST