Preview, 2012 World T20 Final: West Indies vs Sri Lanka


October 7, 2012

COLOMBO: T20 is an unpredictable game where underdogs like Bangladesh can kick off India out the tournament and best teams like Australia also back out by poor performance.

October 7, 2012

COLOMBO: T20 is an unpredictable game where underdogs like Bangladesh can kick off India out the tournament and best teams like Australia also back out by poor performance.

The 40,000 thousand crowd and all the cricket playing countries will witness the mega final from Premadasa stadium, Sri Lanka as the hosts will set to take on the so called flamboyant West Indians.

Ahead of the battle due tomorrow the one dangerous, unbeatable and fiery Chris Gayle the opener who trampled Australia in the semi final says “The cup will be ours”. Sri Lanka who was very unfortunate in their last three ODI World Cup finals are all set to take the revenge in this format of game and their only worry is the husky Gayle power which they need to encounter.

Darren Sammy and his mates are all confident as their crushed the world’s best team Australia in their best ever Semi final defeating them with by 74 runs. It seems that West Indians are going a unique way of approaching the final rather than concentrating on the opponent’s weaknesses they would focus on their own strengths.

On the other hand Sri Lanka cannot expect another loss in their home town. For many of the residents of Sri Lanka this game is their prestige issue from the pain they suffered from ICC 2011 WC. Mahela Jayawardene has been leading the predominantly. Kumar Sangakkara, T Dilshan, Malinga and Ajantha Mendis have already proved themselves from the Super Eights matches. Sri Lankan's team strength is their top class batsmen and mettle bowling department. Part times like Herath and Angelo Mathews have also given their best against the match where they kicked Pakistan off from the tournament.

Captain Jayawardene speaking to the media said they would not compromise in this game at all. They have failed three times previously but all three occasions they were defeated by a team much better than themselves. But things are a little different right now. West Indians though better teams than Sri Lanka, but considering the individual performances in each team the odds support the hosts.

From the Caribbean’s perspective their strength is absolute T20 batting performances from Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels. Considering the world class batsmen from the Lankan’s team West Indians bowling department is manageable. But the hosts will have to take the powerful Gayle early in order to survive in the game at least.

And the reason we strongly support Sri Lanka this time is because of their finest performance in all departments of the game. They bowling department is so strong that they can even defeat an average total. Like Lasith Malinga.

A win will definitely will boost the morale of Sri Lanka. But whatever happens fireworks from Premadasa Stadium will pop up to decorate the sky for Sunday evening. But here is one interesting thought we bring you exclusively from one of the world’s best spin bowler and ex Sri Lankan team player  ''World Twenty20 will come and go,'' but people's life has to go on.'' Holy Shit!! That’s what I call it a sport.

Well, we are just another day away to witness the battle. Let’s wait and see.

Final Word: With both sides so evenly matched, the game will probably be decided by which side bats better. Going by the current batting form, West Indies might just clinch this one.


Chris Gayle: "World Cup is definitely ours, sorry Sri Lanka, but I think it is our World Cup. The support will be more for West Indies on Sunday. We love Sri Lanka, but sorry, it is going to be West Indies all the way. The final will be a good final but we will be on top, definitely."

Courtesy: cricbuzz