Updated May 31st, 2024 at 14:34 IST

T20 World Cup 2024, West Indies SWOT Analysis: Strengths & Weaknesses of the Rovman Powell-led side

West Indies SWOT Analysis: Take a look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the Rovman Powell-led side ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.

West Indies after 2016 T20 World Cup win | Image:AP
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The thrill of the Twenty-20 tournaments is all set to grip the cricket fans as the ICC men's T20 World Cup 2024 is all set to begin in the West Indies and the United States of America. With the United States hosting for the first time, the West Indies fans will be more thrilled as they are hosting a major ICC tournament after quite a while. Given that the West Indies failed to qualify for the ODI World Cup, the fans in the Caribbean islands are thrilled to be a part of a cricketing extravaganza this year. Ahead of the tournament, take a look at the team's strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for the co-hosts of the T20 spectacle.

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West Indies in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024: A SWOT Analysis

Strengths

Possesses one of the most formidable batting arsenal: West Indies carries one of the greatest hitting lineups in the tournament. They feature a variety of powerful batters, including Johnson Charles and Brandon King at the top and Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, and Rovman Powell in the lower half. It will be a formidable side to score against.

Quality finisher boosts the middle order: The West Indies boast powerful hitters in the top and middle orders, as well as lethal finishers in Andre Russell and Romario Shepherd. All of them can smash gigantic sixes, and given that Russell has been in excellent form in the IPL, it will be essential for the team.

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The Home Advantage: Most of West Indies' games will be at their home venue, which will give them an added advantage to know the pitches and use it to their advantage  

Weakness

A subpar bowling line-up: The one place where the West Indies could be lacking is the bowling attack as even though they have top names like Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy and Shamar Joseph, the bowlers often concede a lot of runs.

Lack of spin attack: West Indies has a lack of options in spin bowling, as they only have Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie on the side.

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Also Read: Australia SWOT Analysis for T20 World Cup 2024: Strengths & Weaknesses of Mitchell Marsh-led side

Opportunities

West Indies have been in a strong form lately and will be influential as they begin their campaign. Moreover, given that they failed to qualify for the ODI World Cup, they have a chance of redemption in the upcoming tournament.

Threats

Given that Jason Holder sustained an injury and was ruled out of the tournament, it is a blow to the team. Holder is a veteran in the game, and his guidance would have been pivotal. However, with him being out, it dampens the bowling attack.

West Indies Squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

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Rovman Powell (c), Alzarri Joseph (vc), Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Shamar Joseph, Brandon King, Obed McCoy, Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd.

Traveling Reserves

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Kyle Mayers, Matthew Forde, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, and Andre Fletcher

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Published May 30th, 2024 at 13:08 IST