Karachi: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo thinks that the current West Indies T20 team is better than the 2016-World-Cup winning side and can disturb any opposition.
Bravo is in awe of the depth of batting resources available to the West Indies side currently that has restricted him more as a specialist bowler.
“In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil [Simmons] put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9,” Bravo told ESPNCricinfo. “And I said to the guys, I said listen, I don’t think I was ever involved in a T20 team when I am down to bat at No. 9,” he added.
“I’m just in awe of our batting line-up, and I said to the guys, I said listen, I think this team is actually better than our World-Cup-winning team, and that is no joke because, at the end of the day, you have batting all the way down to No. 10,” he added.
He is ready to play as a bowler in this team with his expertise in death bowling which is one of the main problems for the West Indies in the past.
“It’s an intimidating team, it’s a team to intimidate the opposition, and that excites me. So I will just do my part as a bowler, try to control the back end of the innings, especially closing off the innings with death bowling, which has been, in the past, a bit of a concern for us,” he maintained.
Bravo also praised Kieron Pollard captaincy who took the leadership of limited-overs last year.”He loves to win, that’s the most important thing, and as a captain, he’ll do anything to win, in the right way and the right spirit, and he’s very determined to win, to make a difference,” he maintained.
It must be noted that last year in December, Bravo returned to international cricket from retirement.