The Australian cricket team today faces West Indies in the 2nd semi-finals match of ICC World Twenty20 played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Both the teams are going strong so far in the championship. Australia have a golden chance to enter into finals after 2010, while West Indies have a fair chances to enter into finals.
The ‘Chris Gayle factor’ will be the key for both Australia as well as West Indies.
Chris Gayle from West Indies and Shane Watson from Australia would be players to watch. Both the teams depend on the performance of these two players. If West Indies want to beat Australia, Chris Gayle should have to play a big knock today.
On the other hand, Shane Watson is so far the best all-round performance for his team. David Hussey and David Warner could be dangerous as well. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc would be the key.
Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine could be the key bowlers for West Indies.
Australia: George Bailey (c), Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Bravo (vice captain), Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.
Umpires Aleem Dar and HDPK Dharmasena
TV umpire RA Kettleborough
Match referee RS Madugalle
Reserve umpire Asad Rauf
Match starts at 1900 Hours (IST).