Cricket has got richer in last decade but for West Indies, despite being one of oldest teams and plenty of fan following, health of wealth isn't improving (at the exception of few players who're collecting handsome checks from IPL in India and T20 Big Bash in Australia). It's important for International community to save West Indies cricket and hence ICC has given Caribbean World cup 2010, just 3 years after hosting 2007 edition.
Another way to imporve cricket's health in West Indies is for their team to win matches and tournaments. Once world beaters for almost 20 years, Windies boys have not inspired local fans with performances and hence World T20 this month of May will be an opportunity for home team to embrace some success.
Chris Gayle is quite experienced now as captain but his form with bat hasn't been upto the mark and hence hasn't inspired his team. Return of Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul will strenthen Windies no end. Sarwan & Chanderpual have missed plenty of cricket in last one year and will form a strong middle order for West Indies squad with stylish Narsingh Deonarine. Andre Fletcher, the explosive right hander who can also keep the wickets when required and Wevell Hinds, the left hander, are the two openers selected to partner Gayle and utilise the power play overs.
Dwayne Bravo and Keiron Pollard are two vital allrounders in West Indies team for World T20 2010 tournament but Derren Sammy is no force to ignore for opposition. These three will more or less will define Windies fortunes in the 16 day championship.
Kemar Roach, capable of speed around 150kmph, will lead West Indies pace attack with Ravi Rampaul who bowled his heart out in West Indies 2 months ago. Jerome Taylor is another comeback man local fans and world wide audiences will watch carefully. Pollard and Bravo will operate as change bowlers.
West Indies selectors have given a hint of pitches to be slow and low by electing for twin spinner in Sulieman Benn and Nikita Miller. Both left arm orthodox spinners, one a lanky one and other shorter, both bowl with accuracy and will give variety to West Indies attack.
Otis Gibson, the former West Indies pace bowler who worked as England assistant coach for a while, is new West Indies head coach.
West Indies World T20 2010 squadChris Gayle (captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpual, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Wevell Hinds, Dwayne Bravo, Keiron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin, Jerome Taylor, Nikita Miller, Sulieman Benn, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul.