SL gear up to face Gayle storm against Windies
High on confidence after their emphatic victory over England, the West Indies will once again look for an explosive knock from Chris Gayle to inch closer to a semifinal berth when they take on defending champions Sri Lanka in a World Twenty20 Super 10 Group 1 match here on Sunday.
The West Indians showed ominous form in the triumph over England but the Lankans are expected to put up a stronger challenge to them. Gayle could, however, prove to be the trump card for the West Indians after setting the tone with a 47-ball ton against England.
Should his bat roars the way it did against England, the Lankans will find it nearly impossible to stop him from steering West Indies. Both the sides are not short on experience with Angelo Mathews and Tillakaratne Dilshan being the Lankan mainstays.
Squads (from): Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne.
West Indies: Darren
Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Braithwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Evin Lewis.