West Indies

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Chris Gayle

It has been mostly downhill for West Indies since they won the first two World Cups and reached the final of the third. A record of seven defeats from their last eight one-day internationals - with one no-result - is hardly likely to boost morale in the camp, but the Windies do boast a number of talented stars. The big-hitting Chris Gayle represents a major threat at the top of the order, while Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul are more than capable of making substantial scores. All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo can provide fireworks towards the end of the innings and both will be expected to chip in with wickets to assist the bowlers.

Squad: Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith, Sulieman Benn, Nikita Miller, Kirk Edwards, Andre Rusell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Devon Thomas (wicketkeeper).

Captain: Darren Sammy
Coach: Ottis Gibson

Key Man: Chris Gayle
West Indies have several match-winners in their ranks but perhaps none more explosive than Gayle. The left-hander has the potential to blow away the opposition and is among the best in the world at clearing the boundary rope. He has not scored a one-day international century in over two years but could ignite the tournament if he makes runs on a consistent basis.

World Cup Record

1975: Winners
1979: Winners
1983: Runners-up
1987: 1st round
1992: 1st round
1996: Semi-final
1999: 1st round
2003: 1st round
2007: Super Eights

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