Darren Sammy, West Indies cricket legend, makes prediction for T20 World Cup 2024 champion

Darren Sammy, West Indies cricket legend, makes prediction for T20 World Cup 2024 champion

Darren Sammy, the esteemed two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain, renowned for leading the West Indies to titles in 2012 and 2016, has shared his insights regarding the potential winner for the upcoming 2024 edition of the T20 World Cup.

Historic tournament in the West Indies and USA

The highly anticipated T20 World Cup 2024 is set to unfold in the West Indies and the United States of America (USA) throughout the month of June. This edition is poised to be historic, marking the first time in any ICC tournament that 20 teams will compete for cricketing glory.

Darren Sammy’s forecast for the winner of T20 World Cup 2024

Expressing his thoughts ahead of the 1st T20I against Australia, Sammy believed that the West Indies holds the potential to emerge as champions, aiming to secure the trophy on home soil – a feat that would make them the first team to achieve such a triumph in their home conditions. In addition to his illustrious playing career, Sammy currently serving as West Indies’ white-ball coach. He reflected on the team’s impressive T20I series victories last year, highlighting the momentum they have as they approach the T20I series against Australia.

“The way we’ve progressed over the last year; we didn’t lose a T20 series in 2023, confidence is building, momentum is building. We all believe that we can become the first team to actually win the tournament at home and that’s what we are working towards,” Sammy was quoted as saying by the cricket.com.au.

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Emphasis on T20 franchise league experience

Sammy further underscored the significance of players having ample experience in T20 franchise leagues worldwide. This experience, he believes, contributes to the team’s preparation and enhances their capabilities as they gear up for the challenging T20 World Cup campaign.

“Our guys will not be playing international cricket, but they will not be short of cricket. So many leagues, (they) play in the IPL (Indian Premier League), the PSL (Pakistan Super League), and obviously playing (the World Cup) at home, it’s our conditions,” the 40-year-old concluded.

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