West Indies probably have the biggest match winners in T20 cricket. Their biggest asset is the most explosive batsman in the world -- Chris Gayle.
West Indies are a good mix of young and experienced players and the team looks a roaring force on the field.
With big pinch hitters like Gayle and Pollard around helped by the likes of Bravo and Sammy, the carribean team may spoil the game for any serious contender.
In Bravo and Samuals, West Indies have got a real good pair of allrounders whose performance will be intruemental in their team's success at the big stage.
Gayle holds the record for the highest innings in a Twenty20 International, scoring 117 against South Africa in the first match of the 2007 World Twenty20. This was the first century in international Twenty20 cricket and made him the first batsman to score a century in all formats of international cricket. The record was broken on 19 February 2012, by South Africa's Richard Levi who made 117 no against New Zealand; a not out innings is ranked above a dismissal.
West Indies would be expecting a lot from Kieron Pollard in the T20 world cup in Sri Lanka. Pollard's heroics with bat and ball has catapulted him as a reliable match winner in T20 tournaments. Pollard has been a much sought after player in Twenty20 tournaments like the Indian Premier League and Big bash in Australia. His explosive batting and useful bowling have helped his teams on many occasions.
Born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Dwayne Bravo has been West Indies key player in both batting and bowling departments. Having proved his credentials as one of the best allrounders, Bravo has featured in big T20 tournaments like IPL and Big Bash. In IPL, he played for the Mumbai Indians, and was later signed by the Chennai Super Kings.
The allrounder from Jamaica, Marlon Samuels has emerged as a key player for West Indies in all the three formats of the game. The right hand batsman who is equally good in frontfoot and backfoot play, also has the reputation of a partnership broker with his off-break bowling. Samuals' performance would play a key role in his team's success.