West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman, Denesh Ramdin has quoted his team has no intentions of treating Ireland as a lesser opponent as the two teams take on each other in their first World Cup fixture on Monday at Saxton Oval.
Almost by right, a World Cup ought to have a team deemed clear favourites to lift the trophy. In 2011, co-hosts India and Sri Lanka were the anointed ones, and they did meet in the final, with the former clinching their second title. In both 2003 and 2007, Australia were the obvious choice and they didn’t disappoint.
West Indies sent a ripple across the cricketing world when Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, probably two of the three most feared West Indian batsmen around the world, were omitted from the World Cup squad.
Despite being without a number of their first choice players, South Africa won the third and final Twenty20 International against the West Indies in Durban by 69 runs after Morne van Wyk scored a century.