Not many people will have predicted an England-West Indies final, particularly after Chris Gayle took England apart in their group game, but that is what we have to look forward to at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons credited his performance in the semi-final of the ICC World Twenty 20 against India at the Wankhede Stadium to the Indian Premier League where he has been associated with the Mumbai Indians team.
Some poor bowling and fielding, plus a lot of luck for Lendl Simmons, made sure that the West Indies will now play England in the final in Kolkata on Sunday. Chetan Narula reflects on the second ICC WT20 semi-final.
Lendl Simmons scored his career best score of an unbeaten 82 and was well supported by a fluent fifty from Johnson Charles as West Indies chased down 193 against India with seven wickets in hand at the Wankhede Stadium to set up a clash against England in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
West Indies Twenty20 International captain Darren Sammy wants both the men’s and the women’s teams to win their respective ICC World T20 titles to add to the win in the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Jason Roy scored a belligerent knock of 78 runs as England chased down 154 against New Zealand with ease in the 18th over with seven wickets in hand to reach the final of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament for the second time.
India have been dealt a major blow ahead of their semi-final contest against West Indies on Thursday as their all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out the ICC World Twenty20 tournament with an ankle injury.
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan revealed that the team has adapted their style of play in the ongoing ICC World T20 inspired by the performance of Australia and New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.
West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has said that his team is not focusing their energies on developing strategies to tackle Indian batsman Virat Kohli in their semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20.
South African Twenty20 International captain Faf du Plessis has copped a 50 per cent fine of his match fee from the International Cricket Council after showing dissent at an umpiring decision during his dismissal in the ICC World T20 encounter against Sri Lanka.