West Indies – World Twenty20 Champions


Not since 1979 we (WI) were champions – We are Champions once again! To quote Cricinfo “Flair. Calypso. Frontrunners. Millionaires. Gold chains. Chris Gayle. No, no, no, no, no and no. West Indies’ first World Twenty20 win was more digging in, refusing to give up, running and fielding like their life depended on this match, stunning the home crowd, and pulling off one of the most amazing turnarounds in Twenty20 history….”

Some West Indian fans went to wash their cars in the hot sun after Windies were only 48 after 10 or 11 overs. But like the current West Indies Team under Darren Sammy, I to said “It ain’t over till it’s over” and fought to the end. It was worth every second.

The Sri Lankans might have even been celebrating a little too early but anybody following the World Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka must have realized that the motto of this West Indies team is “Never Say Never.” The West Indies took advantage of the little known phenomena called “home crowd disadvantage.” When you are playing in a finals in front your home crowd and you are the host nation, the massive expectations turn every pitfall turns into an avalanche. West Indies took full advantage of this and pressure cooked the Sri Lankans.

What more can I say but Spectacular and Amazing Team Effort by Darren Sammy and the West Indies Hit Squad!!!!! Winning isn’t everything but it is a lot especially after a long drought.

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Darren Sammy (c)

Dwayne Bravo (vc)

Samuel Badree

Darren Bravo

Johnson Charles

Fidel Edwards

Chris Gayle

Sunil Narine

Kieron Pollard

Denesh Ramdin (wk)

Ravi Rampaul

Andre Russell

Marlon Samuels

Lendl Simmons

Dwayne Smith

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