Ranchi: Talk of Twenty20 cricket and the West Indies players always provide an extra edge to any side. No wonder then that the West Indies are the reigning World T20 champions. Trinidad and Tobago provide the Caribbean flavour to the Champions League T20.
Pacer Ravi Rampaul has already made a bold prediction that they will make it to the final this time. His confidence probably stems from the presence of the likes of Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo in their ranks, players who have redefined the concept of the shortest format of the game.
As Trinidad and Tobago open against Brisbane Heat on Sunday, they will look to cash in on the inexperience of the Big Bash winners. The Heat have lost some of their big guns to other teams — Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals), Mitchell Johnson (Mumbai Indians) and Thisara Perera (Sunrisers Hyderabad). Luke Pomersbach has opted out because of personal reasons while Ryan Harris is injured.
But that hasn’t dented the Australian team’s confidence. “Everyone is training hard and we have prepared extremely well,” said Nathan Hauritz.