'West Indies ready for T20 World Cup 2024 win' - Ian Bishop fires huge warning to all teams

Published - 19 Jun 2024, 02:54 PM

Ian Bishop and West Indies
Ian Bishop and West Indies. Image Credit: Getty Images

Former West Indies pacer and well-known commentator Ian Bishop said that confidence will be key for the Men in Maroon and Yellow as they are heading into the Super-8 stage of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 at home.

The West Indies cricket team is among the unbeaten teams alongside Australia, India, and South Africa, heading into the crucial round of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Rovman Powell and his team are in red-hot form, having won all four Group C matches, and now they would certainly love to extend their winning streak in the Super-8 stage of the tournament.

Ian Bishop backs West Indies for third T20 World Cup at home

The West Indies are the strongest contender to lift their third T20 World Cup title in front of their home crowd, but Bishop highlighted the recent trend where the hosts failed to win the ICC tournaments, warning the Men in Maroon and Yellow against getting complacent.

However, the cricket pundit believes that if the West Indies manage to maintain their high-flying confidence in the crucial phase of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, then nobody can stop them from winning the prestigious trophy at home.

Meanwhile, as the T20 World Cup 2024 heats up, the West Indies team is riding high on confidence after a strong start in the tournament. But now, they will have their Super-8 game on June 20 against England, and then against the USA on June 22, followed by their final Super-8 match against South Africa on June 24, leaving them with limited time to prepare.

So, it can be exhausting for the West Indies to maintain momentum amidst their rapid schedule in the Super-8 stage, but Bishop stressed that maintaining focus and preparation won't be a challenge for them, but their confidence, as they enter the crucial phase of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

However, the commentator is optimistic about the West Indies' chances to achieve a historic third T20 World Cup victory on home soil, as the prospects of winning the unprecedented trophy add extra motivation for the Caribbean squad.

Confidence will be key for West Indies in the Super 8s and knockouts of T20 World Cup 2024: Ian Bishop

Bishop emphasized the team's current mindset and preparation as he recalled insights from a recent conversation with coach Daren Sammy, revealing that the players are full of confidence and determination and are ready to conquer the world.

Ian Bishop was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo: “And unprecedented if they win it on home soil, because, as you've always said, nobody's really won the World Cup on their home soil just yet. Look, I think keeping them focused won't be a problem. I think preparing them won't be a problem.

It comes down to their confidence in what they're doing now that we're getting into that business area of this T20 World Cup. So, there's a good vibe, though, because I remember talking to one coach just before the New Zealand game in Trinidad, and he said, these guys are focused. They are ready for this. There's no fear, but pure focus in that dressing room. And I think we're seeing that now.”

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