West Indies captain Hayley Matthews is confident that her team's preparation for the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup has put them in good stead to make a deep run in the tournament. The West Indies have been training hard, competing in a tri-series against tournament hosts South Africa and India to acclimate themselves to the conditions in South Africa and familiarize themselves with the opposition.
Matthews believes the team's bowling will be a key factor in their success, with experienced players like Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher and Stafanie Taylor leading the way. She also noted that the team has a good balance of experience and youth, and their exciting fielding will add another dimension to their game. The West Indies will have some tough matches ahead, but Matthews is optimistic that the team has what it takes to reach the semi-finals.
The West Indies are hoping to replicate their 2016 success, where they won their first Women's T20 World Cup, beating Australia in the final. Matthews was a key player in that victory and has a renewed hunger to lift the trophy once again. She believes a strong performance in the tournament could also provide an opportunity for some of the younger talent in the team to shine.
Overall, Matthews is feeling positive about the West Indies' chances and is confident that the team's preparation and commitment to the tournament will pay off.