West Indies Starting Something Special

West Indies won the World Twenty20 after yet another awful start against Sri Lanka. The home team always seemed comfortable and in control of the game especially when we saw the West Indies only muster 32 runs from 10 overs. But Marlon Samuels brought the visitors back from the brink of an embarrassing defeat by scoring 78 runs from 56 balls and bring the score to a respectable 137 for 6.

Betting blog sites all had the West Indies going back home with nothing, but the Windies showed lots of character and determination to prove their critics wrong. The pride of the West Indies was evident for all to see with the celebrations that followed the surprising win. Captain Darren Sammy commented that he hopes the title will encourage his team to “start something special”.

There was a time when the West Indies were virtually unbeatable, but they have gone through a rocky patch for quite some time and have found it difficult to show any consistency. This win is significant, as it The Windies are now the only team to have won the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy (India achieved the same, but had to share the 2002 Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka).

It is always a wonder to me how such team with such a small pool of talent to choose from can be such a force in sport. But it is testament of their belief and talent and it is something sports betting punters should never under estimate!