The current Windies T20 team is better than the 2016 World Cup winning team: Dwayne Bravo
NEW DELHI: All Terrain Dwayne Bravo He is amazed at the batting depth of the current West Indies T20 team, and says he is better than the 2016 World Cup winning team and can intimidate any opposition.
In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil (Simmons) left the team, the roster, and put him in batting order, and he had my name at number 9. Bravo told ESPNcricinfo .
And I told the boys, I told them to listen, I don't think I've been involved in a T20 team when I hit No. 9
I'm amazed at our batting lineup, and I told the guys, I told them to listen, I think this team is really better than our World Cup winning team, and that's no joke, because At the end of the day, you have batting. up to number 10.
Bravo, who returned from the international T20 retirement in December last year to strengthen the defense of the West Indies title, said the intimidating team's batting resources have reduced his role to a skilled bowler.
It is an intimidating team, it is a team to intimidate the opposition, and that excites me. So I will do my part as a bowler, I will try to control the end of the innings, especially closing the innings with death pins, which has been a bit of a concern for us in the past, said Bravo, who made his international return in January against Ireland.
See how Oshane Thomas did with his rhythm in Sri Lanka. Then you have Sheldon Cottrell , now a leader of the attack, Kesrick Williams in the bank, so things start to look bright again, things start to look good again.
Bravo was also effusive in his praise of the captain. Kieron Pollard , who had taken over the reins of limited teams last year.
He loves to win (Pollard). That is the most important thing, and as a captain, he will do anything to win, in the right way and in the right spirit, and he is very determined to win, to make a difference. he said.
I remember when they approached him to take charge, I told him it was going to be a good challenge, a big one, a difficult one, but now is the best time. You have both teams at the end of the table. There's only one way to go, which is up there, right?
I said now is the right time, build a team and create a locker room environment where everyone is on the same page.
Pollard has represented the West Indies in 113 ODI and 73 Q20I, scoring 3,619 runs and taking 88 wickets. The 32-year-old multifaceted remains a huge figure in limited Cricket , having played in various leagues around the world, including the IPL.
Bravo described Pollard as a figurehead and someone who demands worldwide respect for his accomplishments.
I think what Pollard has is his honesty, which is the most important thing. Sometimes you have leaders in the past who said, well, well, I don't get involved in the national team, I had nothing to say, you know, they give all kinds of excuses and things, and the system will be able to maneuver and control them, but Pollard, no you can control it, said Bravo.
"... The players also respect him, because of whatever he has done and achieved in the white-ball format, especially in T20 Cricket . So if someone like Pollard is speaking in the dressing room about T20 Cricket , we all have to listen, because he's played the most games, he's had success, and he's highly respected around the world."'
The 36-year-old also had words of thanks for coach Phil Simmons.
And that relationship we have with Phil Simmons is also another good thing. Captain, coach, you always have to have a good relationship, Bravo said.