“Good group of players for WI in a long time” – Bravo believes current Windies squad can clinch third title

A West Indies great thinks the Caribbean side should not be underestimated at this year’s T20 World Cup.

Two-time ICC Men’s T20 World Cup winner Dwayne Bravo believes the West Indies are more than capable of causing a surprise and claiming a third title in June.

Bravo played a major role in helping the Caribbean side to their only two Men’s T20 World Cup titles to date in 2012 and 2016 and the former star all-rounder thinks the current West Indies side can prosper despite a recent lack of form at the last two editions of the 20-over showcase.

The West Indies managed just one victory at the 2021 T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates and then failed to qualify for the Super 12s stage at the most recent tournament in Australia 12 months later.

But Bravo has been buoyed by the West Indies’ recent form – they have defeated South Africa, India and England in T20I series during the last 12 months – and think they can cause a splash when they co-host this year’s event with the USA in June.

“I honestly think this West Indies team is a very good chance (of winning),” Bravo said in New York on Thursday as part of the celebrations to mark 100 days to go until the start of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

“This current group of players is one of the better squads put together for a long time and I believe they have a very good chance.

“The people in the Caribbean will definitely go out in their numbers and support them and winning a trophy is very important.

“Speaking from experience, winning the World Cup on two occasions is one of the best feelings for my entire career so hopefully this group can do it.”

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