Dwayne Bravo, the former West Indies all-rounder, is very impressed by his old team's recent performances and believes they will be “a threat to all teams” at the ICC World Cup 2019.
The Windies drew 2-2 with England in a five-match one-day international in the Caribbean, and more than matched the No.1-ranked side in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings in the series. That, after securing an impressive 2-1 series win in the Tests.
Chris Gayle, set to retire after the World Cup, was the star of the series for the home side, along with the likes of Darren Bravo and Jason Holder, the captain, but the biggest takeaway for Bravo was the performance of the youngsters.
The likes of Shai Hope, Shimrom Hetmyer and Oshane Thomas all chipped in at various points during the series, and Bravo said it was a sign that the team was developing, and that they would cause problems for more established names at the World Cup.
“We have some good young players who have been improving and developing well and it is good to see the way the team is doing against England which is the number one ODI side,” Bravo said in Dubai.
“I have talked to captain Jason Holder and others and I believe this team will be a threat to all teams in the World Cup which is going to be a very open tournament this time. Anyone can do well on a given day, but I feel confident about West Indies as we see a good mix of experience and youth.”