Trinis win Twenty20 championship

Trinidad and Tobago emerge as Twenty/20 champions by defeating The Hampshire Royals Duo by 36 runs at Kensington Oval in Barbados. Trinidad and Tobago batted first and scored 147 for 7 from their 20 overs with Lendl Simmons scoring 31 from 32 balls, Darren Bravo 41 from 28 balls and stand in captain Denesh Ramdin 33 from 19.

Hampshire Royals duo lost their captain Johannes Myburgh early without scoring and they never recovered from some penetrative bowling from Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Cooper and spinners Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree. Hampshire ended at 111 for 8 after 20 overs. Trinidad and Tobago won $62,500 for winning the championship and they will be representing the Caribbean in the Airtel Champions League.

Regional Twenty/20 Points

Group A

Team: Windward Islands

Points: 12

Netrun Rate: +0.375

Team: Jamaica

Points: 8

Netrun Rate: +1.317

Team: Spmerset

Poionts: 8

Netrun Rate: -0.045

Team: Guyana

Points: 8

Netrun Rate: -0.574

Team: C.C.C.

Points: 4

Netrun Rate: -0.840

Group B

Team: Trinidad & Tobago

Points: 13

Netrun Rate: +1.800

Team:Hamshire Royals Duo

Points: 9

Netrun Rate: +0.383

Name: Barbados

Points: 8

Netrun Rate: -0.146

Team: Canada

Points: 4

Netrun Rate: +0.455

Team: Leeward Islands

Points: 4

Netrun Rate: -1.147

Tough Task For Windies Bowlers

Undoubtedly, the West Indies squad to the World Cup carries a strong batting side with the four experienced players Chris Gayle, Ramneresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Dwayne Bravo. Adrian Barath and Darren Bravo are players that should be giving good support to the team to build up the stability and strength to create victories.

Who Will Take The Wickets?

How many strike bowlers the West Indies team presently have? A team cannot expect to win the World Cup without strike bowlers. In 1975 and 1979, the West Indies won those two World Cups because of good bowlers, good batting, great fielding and splendid catches. The few medium pacers and seamers on the World Cup team lack the bowling strength to keep teams under 250 runs or maybe 240. Nikita Miller and Sulieman Benn along with pacer Kemar Roach carry the bowling strength.

England, India And South Africa Have Strong Bowling

Grame Swann, James Anderson and Stuart Broad are leading strike bowlers for England. Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel are ready to give it their all for South Africa. Zaheer Khan, Muaf Patel and Harbhajan Singh are well on top of their game thus India is number one in test cricket presently. Bowling is a key factor for winning the World Cup. Game starts Feb. 19.

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