West Indies legend Brian Lara believes the current crop have what it takes to go all the way at the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
The Windies will prepare for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand with a five-game one-day international series against South Africa.
Jason Holder has been appointed captain in the build-up to the tournament, though recent disputes over pay have marred their preparations.
However, Lara believes the talent within the squad is enough to carry them through if the organisation from above is satisfactory.
"I believe they have the players to do it," he told Perform.
"I don't know if the team work and the team ethic is what it is and should be but we definitely have the players and the ingredients.
"We still need to come together as a team. It has to be really inclusive.
"You might have five or six big international stars that are playing around the world but the team is made up of 13 or 14 players and everybody has to be pulling in the right direction."
Though Lara has backed the West Indies, he believes South Africa are the tournament favourites, and reckons a string of failures on the biggest stage will spur them on.
"I would think South Africa would be favourites," he added.
"Of course, my team is the West Indies and I would love to see them do well.
"I have a little suspicious feeling that South Africa, back in 1992, losing out to England unfortunately with that rain interruption, 22 years later they could be rewarded for it.
"They're playing the cricket as necessary to win a World Cup."