Two interesting articles from Simon Wilde and Derek Pringle. Though both articles are anglocentric, their conclusions can be applied to all cricket teams.
Simon Wilde's article talks about the fact that 57% of all ODIs are won by the team batting second and that the win percentage is higher in the Windies. How much higher? He didn't say. Anybody out there willing to expend the energy to figure it out? We will help.
Derek Pringle on the other hand convincingly argues that power players (with strong bottom hand-like Sehwag and Tendulkar) will thrive in the Windies.
So, the trick to winning the world cup is simple: stack the team with power players and chase down targets.
That is not a bad strategy at all.