West Indies will win the ICC T20 World Cup in 2021, predicts Daren Sammy, former captain of West Indies. The Men in Maroon are the defending champions. Aside from that, their wins are the only ones that have been repeated.
Sammy captained the West Indies team that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016. After retiring from all forms of cricket, Sammy believes the Caribbean team can win their third T20 World Cup.
Sammy said that picking the winner of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was a no-brainer for him during an ICC Digital Show. Windies’ favourites, according to him, are Keron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen and Andre Russell.
“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.”
According to Daren Sammy, a batsman scoring the most runs does not necessarily mean the team will win. In tournaments such as the ICC T20 World Cup, the teams must have an impact on the players in order to win.
Sammy was more concerned about winning the Player of the Tournament award than hitting and scoring the most runs. “I’m more interested in who is going to be the ‘Player of the Tournament.’ Somebody like Andre Russell, who bowls and bats and comes in at crucial times, will come out with that title,” Daren Sammy concluded.