Unlike what was expected, the World T20 in Sri Lanka did not spring up any surprise packages, i.e. talented but inexperienced players making their mark. On the contrary, it were the old hands who delivered for their respective sides, which reiterated that experience is invaluable irrespective of the game’s format.
For a man who has been so often been guilty of not performing to potential, and even had to face the embarrassment of a ban following his involvement in match-fixing related activities, Marlon Samuels’ sensational knock in the World T20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday was the culmination of his redemption in international cricket.
Mahela Jayawardene believes that Sri Lanka has the capacity to defeat West Indies in the Final of the ICC World T20. Mahela says that his team is not thinking about the 2009 Final of the World T20 which they lost against Pakistan.
Hosts Sri Lanka have been undefeated so far in the ICC World T20 2012, winning six matches on the trot! West Indies would like to spoil that record by beating them in tonight’s final at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Sri Lanka and West Indies, arguably the two best teams in the competition, have made it to the summit clash. Although from here only one side will walk away with the trophy, both the teams can go away with their heads held high, irrespective of the result on Sunday.
West Indies will certainly challenge hosts Sri Lanka in tomorrow’s Final of the ICC World T20 2012. Sri Lanka might be packed with good spinners and pacers but against a power-hitting West Indies team, things may not be that easy as it was against the other teams.
We have been used to seeing Australia dominate and overcome opponents with ease in crunch games over the years. In the second semi-final of the World T20, however, the Aussies got a dose of their own medicine.
West Indies hammed Australia by a massive margin of 74 runs to storm into the Finals of the ICC World T20 2012. The Darren Sammy led team will now challenge hosts Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in the big final on Sunday.