Aakash Chopra says “Seems they are rewinding the clock” in T20 World Cup 2021. Chopra feels guarding champions West Indies have likely picked. Moreover, as well many aging cricketers in their T20 World Cup 2021 squad. Kieron Pollard at the T20 World Cup and the squad includes Gayle. Whereas Rampaul is making a comeback. In his YouTube channel, Chopra stated that West Indies might find it a little tough to defend their T20 World Cup.
“The kind of squad West Indies have picked, it seems they are rewinding the clock. Kieron Pollard is leading the side while Chris Gayle is 42 years old. Ravi Rampaul, who had played with Sachin Tendulkar in the World Cup, is making a comeback. Dwayne Bravo is also part of the squad. There are a lot of aged cricketers. Whether old is gold or it is too old, that’s what Windies need to answer,” Aakash Chopra said.
“The conditions though will suit West Indies as the CPL is played on similar pitches. There was a time when Windy’s pitches had pace and bounce. But now their surfaces aid spin where the likes of Fabian Allen and Hayden Walsh Jr. do well. Roston Chase is back after a good CPL, so is Rampaul,” Chopra added.
Lastly, the West Indies went down to Pakistan in their first practice encounter in Dubai. They were restricted to 130 for 7 and Pakistan chased down the target with seven wickets in hand. And then West Indies have excellent firepower in the batting. But their bowling is not good enough to challenge opponents.
“There is a lot of attacking firepower in West Indies’ batting. They can smash any bowling attack on the back of their batting might. If you look at their batting order, they have Ewin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell. This is some serious firepower. If they can bring in Shimron Hetmyer somehow, maybe instead of Gayle, and if Pooran can strike form then this is a team to beat,” Chopra said.