T20 World Cup 2021: Darren Sammy Picks His Favourites For The Tournament

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T20 World Cup 2021-Darren Sammy
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Former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has backed the Windies side to defend the T20 World Cup title. They won the title, the last time the tournament was played in India. Sammy incidentally has been the only captain to win two ICC T20 World Cup titles (2012, 2016). West Indies are placed in group A alongside teams like Australia, England and South Africa.

Meanwhile, in an interaction with ICC’s official website Darren Sammy has spoke about West Indies defending their T20 World Cup title.

“It’s a no brainer for me — West Indies all the way. When you look at West Indies, and people might say I’m sounding biased, but in the last four (three) tournaments we’ve managed to get to the final four, winning two out of that” said Sammy.

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Darren Sammy further said that the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder Evin Lewis makes the side an unbeatable one.

“Our players, the calibre of players we have — when you look at captain Pollard, he’s back, the Universe Boss Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, I could go on a long list of guys who can just take the attack to you” he added.

The 37-year-old was of the view that teams such as England and Australia, still seeking a World T20 title triumph, might do well in the tournament, which will be hosted in the UAE and Oman.

“To me what that says, two venues where the pitches are similar — India and the Caribbean — they’ve won and they’ve got to the final, so their players adjust to the conditions quite well,” said Sammy.

Darren Sammy Backs Andre Russell To Win Player Of The Tournament

Darren Sammy has a word with Andre Russell | Photo | Bangladesh v West Indies | ESPNcricinfo.com
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Sammy further said that Andre Russell will score the most runs in the tournament going over Virat Kohli. He has also backed Russell to win the Player of the Tournament award. The men’s T20 World Cup will be held between October 17 and November 14 in Oman and the UAE. The Super 12 stand will start from October 23.

I’m more interested in who is going to be the ‘Player of the Tournament’. Somebody like an Andre Russell, who bowls and bats and comes in at crucial times, will come out with that title.”

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