Contrary to the popular expectation, the ongoing World Cup has not seen much fireworks. The likes of England, India and Australia are scoring 300-plus totals almost at will. England, in fact, had nearly smashed 400 when they finished on a gigantic 397 for 6 against Afghanistan. But barring these three teams, the other teams have struggled a bit to score freely.
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One team that has surprised almost everyone is West Indies. Expectations were sky high from them when they came to the World Cup. They were being widely considered as the dark horse for the tournament because of the quality of the talent they have. However, the two-time winners have fared poorly so far.
Their star power-hitters have just not clicked so far in the ongoing competition. However, it has not stopped their players to make their own mark albeit in a very limited manner. In the ongoing World Cup, the West Indies players occupy the first three spots on the list of biggest sixes of World Cup 2019. In fact, only West Indies players have managed to cross the 100m-barrier in the tournament thus far.
Skipper Jason Holder is at the top of the list after hitting a mammoth 105m six against Bangladesh. Shimron Hetmyer is at second for hitting a 104m six in the same game. Andre Russell, fresh off his heroics in the IPL, is at third for his 103m six against defending champions Australia.
Here is a small clip released by the ICC showing those huge sixes:
— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2019
West Indies, meanwhile, are running out of time to save their campaign in the World Cup. They started the World Cup in a brilliant fashion by dismantling Pakistan. However, things have not gone their way since then. With just 1 win from five games. they are languishing at the seventh spot in the points table.