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.
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.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc is all set for an international return in the tri-series in West Indies after he was named in the 16-man squad for the contest which will get underway on 3rd June.
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.
An unbeaten 48-run knock from Najibullah Zadran pushed Afghanistan to 123 for seven following which they stunned West Indies with a disciplined bowling performance and registered a six-run win in their final Super 10 Group 1 encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur to end their campaign on a high.
West Indies T20 skipper Darren Sammy has expressed confidence in his team's ability to defeat South Africa in their upcoming Group 1 encounter of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 tournament at Nagpur on Friday.