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Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels West Indies will win the T20 World Cup despite being plagued by controversy related to infighting and payment issues. The Ashes winning skipper claims not a lot is written about the Caribbean team despite them having a number of match-winners in their squad.
Speaking to GulfNews, Vaughan said: "The team that doesn't get mentioned that much is West Indies but if you look at their squad, eight of them are regular Indian Premier League (IPL) players, they have got a huge amount of power all the way down and a bit of mystery about them as well," as quoted by Jamaica Observer.
"They've got a good leg spinner in Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn as left-arm, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder, then you've got the Gayle (Chris Gayle) force at the top of the order and Marlon Samuels as well.
"They've got some real quality in that team and they look to me that on any given day they could have a run and they've won it before. They seem to get to life when they play T20, it's like their bread and butter at the minute. The tests are going in a different fashion and they are having all sorts of fallouts with the administrators but as soon as they play T20, they have a bit of life.
"If it's not India (favourites and hosts), then I've got a funny feeling the West Indies might do it."
Vaughan's fellow countrymen take on West Indies in their opening Group 1 game on 16 March (Wednesday) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.