Amidst such a thought, the one flow by Brian Lara (the captain of the host nation) wouldn’t find itself out of place – he clams that his side playing at home stands a chance to defy the odds; no country ever has won the world cup while hosting the mega event. However, he feels after winning twice in 1975 and 1979 West Indies can become the world camps this time.
The Windies have emerged as one of the better ODI side in World cricket of late – they have won a few great showdowns including a couple against the defending World Champions, though their enthusiasm was blown out of proportions by the series defeat against India last month.
West Indies have had ample time to recoup from the tatters and regroup as a unit – with the teams already started flowing into the country the things have certain begun heating up for the final Calypso.
Who’s well off to lift the Cup is perhaps stiff to guess though backing Lara would give many an easier way out.
Windies begin their campaign with a practice match against Kenya on March 5 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, before facing the Asian giants Pakistan in their World Cup opener on 13th March at Sabina Park.