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ICC World T20 Super Eights Preview: West Indies vs Sri Lanka
Match 18 of the ICC world T20 in Sri Lanka will feature hosts Sri Lanka in action against the West Indies on Saturday, September 29 at the Pallekele international stadium. Both teams have won the first of their super eights clashes against New Zealand and England respectively and will be looking to get a step closer to the semi finals with a victory on Saturday. West Indies dominated most part of the game in their victory over England on Thursday while Sri Lanka just about scrapped through with a super over win over New Zealand. This promises to be an exciting clash as the tournament starts to heat up ahead of the knockout fixtures.
The Lankan lions will be pleased to have won their first super eights game against New Zealand but will be well aware that they will need to buck up if they need to beat a stronger West Indian side. Sri Lanka's opener and impact player Tillakaratne Dilshan finally got amongst the runs the other day and he will be keen to make further impact in this tournament from here on in. Skipper Mahela Jayawardene too had a good outing against the Kiwis at the top of the order which is a good sign for the camp. Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Matthews will take up Nos 3,4 and 5 making a very capable middle order. All rounder Jeevan Mendis and new comer Akila Dananjaya will make up the lower middle order and could be effective with their unorthodox styles of play at the death.
Sri Lanka's strength though, palpably lies in their bowling which possesses great depth and variety in home conditions. Lasith Malinga is an asset with his accurate bowling in this format while mystery bowlers Ajantha Mendis and Dananjaya will give the team the edge on tracks that are starting to take a bit of turn. Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara too have been around a while with the national set up and are capable of making an impact of their own as 2nd and 3rd seam bowling options. Should any bowler have an off-day, Vice captain and all rounder Angelo Matthews and the street-smart leg spinner Jeevan Mendis will give the captain ample fall back options.
West Indies are probably the one side in this tournament that can match the Sri Lankans in their unorthodox style of play. The big hitting veteran Chris Gayle and his opening partner Johnson Charles aren't exactly the typical opening pair as both can strike the ball in awkward areas of the ground with great power. The middle order comprising of Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo too packs a punch and is capable of destroying bowling attacks. Wicket Keeper Denesh Ramdin, Skipper Darren Sammy and exciting all-round prospect Andre Russell will round off an explosive line up that will be hard to keep down in this format.
West Indies have their own element of mystery in the side as Sunil Narine goes about his business identical to Ajantha Mendis and recent inclusion Samuel Badree too seems a skiddy and accurate bowler who will be difficult to get away. Ravi Rampaul will be the spearhead of the fast bowling attack that will shared by Russell and Sammy.
West Indies: C Gayle, J Charles, DJ Bravo, M Samuels, K Pollard, A Russell, D Ramdin, D Sammy, R Rampaul, S Narine, S Badree
Sri Lanka: T Dilshan, M Jayawardene, K Sangakkara, L Thirimanne, A Matthews, J Mendis, A Dananjaya, T Perera, N Kulasekara, A Mendis, L Malinga
C Gayle: This monstrous hitter has been unstoppable in the last year or so and if he keeps going it this rate he will get West Indies very close to winning again.
L Malinga: Despite his iffy form oflate, Slinga Malinga got some confidence back with a very good super over that sealed the win for his team the other night, he will need to be at his best to stop Gayle and Co.
Pitch: The square in Pallekele has had plenty of runs in it, so it might well boil down to which side bowls the best and restricts the run flow under the conditions