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.
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.
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.
A belligerent unbeaten knock of 82 from Virat Kohli helped India chase down a target of 161 runs to secure a semi-final berth in the ICC World Twenty20 with a crucial six-wicket win over Australia in the Super 10 Group 2 encounter of the tournament in Mohali.
Deandra Dottin starred with both the bat and the ball as West Indies Women sent India Women crashing out of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament with a closely fought three-run victory in the Group B encounter in Mohali.
As India prepare for their ICC World T20 showdown against Australia, former England international Matthew Hoggard thinks that the influence of "Captain Cool" MS Dhoni will help them prevail and reach the semi-finals.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has stated that his team will look to target the Indian spinners and play positive cricket in their must-win encounter against the hosts in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
Although New Zealand have already qualified from Group 2 for the ICC World Twenty20 2016 semi-finals, Australia, India and Pakistan are battling to join them, as Chetan Narula explains in his latest video report.
With two runs to win off the last three balls, Bangladesh succumbed to the pressure and lost three wickets in the process as India managed to sneak a thrilling one-run victory in the Super 10 Group 2 encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangalore.