Champion West Indies and South Africa are infront again for winning start in new season
Australia and South Africa in West Indies Tri-Series, 2016
Another League and hope starts off for the champion West Indies – this time under the leadership of Jason Holder, with several star players from their 2016 ICC World Twenty20-winning squad missing from the One-Day International (ODI) set-up. The problem is for real, the pain of the wait to see West Indies dominate world cricket, the calypso beats being played in convincing show-off.
The year 2016 started on the good note for the Caribbean side with World Cup wins for the Under-19, senior men and women’s teams. But it is no secret that world dominance still remains a far-fetched ambition at the moment. While their Test standards are not even worth a mention at the moment, their performance in ODIs too haven’t been noteworthy. They haven’t played a single ODI this year and won only four out of their last 11 games, with two of their wins coming against Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates.
Despite all their glories this year, and despite being hosts of the tri-series, which features South Africa and Australia as the other two participants, they don’t start as favourites at home.