Clive Lloyd didn’t choose a facet that he considers to be favourites to win the quadrennial match
Former Windies cricketer Clive Lloyd believes that all-rounders will play a major function within the upcoming 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, and that each one groups taking part within the match have such all-rounders. “From Afghanistan to England, or from India to West Indies, every team is blessed with top-class all-rounders. That’s why I believe it will be an all-rounders’ World Cup,” Clive Lloyd was quoted as saying by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC).
Lloyd, who was the captain of the Windies squad which received the World Cup in 1975 and 1979, gave his view on the choice of the Windies selectors bringing again gamers similar to Andre Russell to the squad, who performed his final ODI again in July 2018 in opposition to Bangladesh.
Andre Russell was prolific for his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2019, as he scored 510 runs for them in 14 matches, averaging 56.66 with a strike charge of 204.81 — the very best strike charge on this version of the IPL. Russell additionally took 11 wickets for KKR.
“The West Indies Cricket Board has brought back the main players who have been doing well in different tournaments around the world. They will try their best,” mentioned Clive Lloyd.
He additionally added, “During the last 20-odd years, we lost so many good cricketers. I think the good cricketers have again come up with the intention of doing good.”
Lloyd didn’t choose a facet that he considers to be favourites to win the quadrennial match, however praised the England staff for being a balanced one and referred to as them a “tough” competitor.
He mentioned, “There is a strong wave in the UK that England will do well this time. No doubt they had done well in recent years. They are good, balanced side. England will be a very tough competitor this time.”
The Windies will play two heat up matches earlier than the 2019 World Cup – in opposition to South Africa on Could 26, and in opposition to New Zealand on Could 28. They start their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Pakistan on Could 31 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
(With ANI Inputs)