West Indies in Sri Lanka 2010-11 January 27, 2011

SL tour will help in acclimatisation - Gibson

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West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has said his team's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will help the players acclimatise to the conditions for the World Cup that is being played in the subcontinent. West Indies play three ODIs against Sri Lanka at the SSC in Colombo, but while their World Cup warm-up games will also be played in Sri Lanka, they play their group games in India and Bangladesh.

"It is a good opportunity to put some of the plans in place that we are going to take into the World Cup," Gibson said. "When we went for the Test series we did really well as a team and we made progress. We also had a chance to get used to the conditions. The players are fresh out of the Caribbean Twenty20 and are ready for what we have coming up."

West Indies are part of Group B in the World Cup along with South Africa, Netherlands, India, Bangladesh, England and Ireland, and Gibson was positive about his team's chances in the tournament.

"I think we have a team that can win the World Cup," he said. "We will go there with the expectation of doing very well and putting ourselves in a position where we can reach the semi-finals, which is a very realistic possibility. We are not listed among the favourites and that could work in our favour."

The three-Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka last December ended in a rain-marred 0-0 draw. That series was to be followed by the one-dayers, but they were rescheduled due to bad weather. The first ODI will be played at the SSC on January 31.

Squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith.

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  • POSTED BY Metman on | January 30, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    @Trini42 ! Completly forgot Sammy ! Would replace Miller with the capt.Fidel Edwards is back,took 4 for 15 in 9 overs,including 3 in 4 balls for a Bdos select XI against the Windwards over the weekend,not named in the Bdos 14 though for the 4 day championship.The jokers we have here in Bdos have dropped Dwayne Smith at age 27 ,recalled Pedro Collins at age 34,and picked S.Brooks who has 2 wickets in 10 matches at an av.of 105,as our main spinner.

  • POSTED BY Trini42 on | January 30, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    @Metman: I did not see Sammy in your eleven, who is your captain of choice. @AntiDarWIN: I agree Sameuls is in good form, but the team was selected and submitted to the ICC before the CT20 tournament was completed

  • POSTED BY AntiDarWIN on | January 30, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    After the historic win on South African Soil Marlon Samuels was involved in match fixing, he was removed by icc for 2 years of suspension, he waited in the wings for this world cup, and is mentally more strong and hungry, let this man redeem him self , let him have his salvation for playing for Westindies and proove that he is a match winner cause this man in like a hungry lion from past 3 years dont waste him donot waste marlon samuels, Let him burn his sins in the world cup by bringing home windies some joy after champions trophy win, and about Ravi Rampaul well if he plays just turn off your tv sets cause the sub continent is about batsmen dominating making big runs, hitters will shine here and ravi is a seamer he cant play for TOFEE just wake up selectors, Marlon in Ravi Out, THen CHanders , gayles, sarvan , samuels, darren bravo (young lara), and you got roach just feild well he give you wickets on any surface on earth if windies field well he best bowler in world like holding.

  • POSTED BY Bolt77 on | January 30, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    This team is not a bad one with the notable absence of Marlon Samuels and the perennially injured Taylor and Edwards aside. I wish WI all the best as a proud WI... For those who are criticizing Sammy, his limited overs bowling stats are better than many others who are touted - even as a pure bowler he should make the limited overs team. Check the stats for yourself.

  • POSTED BY Metman on | January 29, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    Ravi Rampaul's bowling can only be said to have been improved if he takes wickets at a decent av.in the Int'l games.As far as I am concerned ,he is bowling the same way he has been for the last year or 2.Every tournament,everybody seems to be expecting Pollard to perform.The selectors keep on picking Pollard the name,and not Pollard the cricketer and expect him to perform.If Sammy and Smith don't deserve a play,so too does Pollard and Rampaul.Waiting on Pollard and Rampaul TO EXCELL AT THIS LEVEL,is like waiting 'on blackbird to cut teeth'.WI batting is strong on paper,the bowling weak on paper,and weak on the field .Looking forward to seeing Darren Bravo perform.My team,Gayle,Chan,Dar,Sarwan,Dwa,Poll,Russl,Baugh,Benn,Miller,Roach.Would choose Russell over Rampaul ,because of his batting.Russell just likes to run in fast when bowling,while Rampaul just can't get it right at this level.I think Gayle(if he does'nt do like Sarwan),and if he is handled right,would have to do a lot of bowlg

  • POSTED BY AntiDarWIN on | January 29, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    @Trini42, T20 is like eating chocolite chip cookies while one day cricket is like fast food, i am not sure Mr Ravi rampaul can bowl to geff boycotts grand ma, he surely should be kept out of this team he is a match looser, i mean what if he is given last over and 20 runs required vs a hitter, i am sure he would loose the game he has got no skill i am really sorry to say, and if he is playing i wont watch the games cause of fear of embarassment he doesnt have it in him to be an international cricketer, on other hand you look at Marlon Samuels his spin mixed with gayles bought westindies final birth vs austrialia in champions trophy in india. Trini42 donot be deceived by how good Ravi Rampaul is, go watch how he is a match looser, he cost game in t20 vs bangladesh and south africa worst bowler ever in history of game.

  • POSTED BY bleedBLUE on | January 28, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    Windies can win over Lanka. If wi can come along with India,sa,england. They will surely beat the poor srilankans.But i love murali's bowling..he is superb.

  • POSTED BY crikkfan on | January 28, 2011, 15:50 GMT

    Semis is a realistic possibility - for Bangladesh. And no, I am not being frivolous. BD would fancy their chances with their recent run of form and playing all their league games at home in a group which has vulnerable WI. Dont forget they'd be playing their Quarters at home too if they make it that far.

  • POSTED BY drlove2344 on | January 28, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    sammy being west indies captain is not a good move at al,l but we have to wait n see what he does.. think abt it... sammy plays a roll like bravo, plus we got pollord do the same thing... that always left no place for a real fast bowler.... al

  • POSTED BY PacemanWin on | January 28, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    I agree with those posts which declare the quality and potential of our batting line up... its been a while since its looked so potent and the only thing windies fans can complain about is that Samuels is not there but obviously he will have to wait a bit. I anticipate the selectors seriously considering him after the 4day reginoal tourny (if he does well) M2 biggest concerns... we have 3 all rounders and the poorest of them is the captain so his place is automatic leaving no room for one of the other 2, next is the fragility of our bowling. Roach will lead the attack but I anticipate Benn having to carry the load of restricting and taking wickets. Ravi maybe tight initially but once the quality bats take a bead on him, hes out of the park. Russell isnt ready for this stage yet... but regardless GO WINDIES! Looking fwd to seeing rising stars Barath and Darren... Gayle always gets a monstrous innings at the WC... hope he and the others who have form can keep it

  • POSTED BY Metman on | January 30, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    @Trini42 ! Completly forgot Sammy ! Would replace Miller with the capt.Fidel Edwards is back,took 4 for 15 in 9 overs,including 3 in 4 balls for a Bdos select XI against the Windwards over the weekend,not named in the Bdos 14 though for the 4 day championship.The jokers we have here in Bdos have dropped Dwayne Smith at age 27 ,recalled Pedro Collins at age 34,and picked S.Brooks who has 2 wickets in 10 matches at an av.of 105,as our main spinner.

  • POSTED BY Trini42 on | January 30, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    @Metman: I did not see Sammy in your eleven, who is your captain of choice. @AntiDarWIN: I agree Sameuls is in good form, but the team was selected and submitted to the ICC before the CT20 tournament was completed

  • POSTED BY AntiDarWIN on | January 30, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    After the historic win on South African Soil Marlon Samuels was involved in match fixing, he was removed by icc for 2 years of suspension, he waited in the wings for this world cup, and is mentally more strong and hungry, let this man redeem him self , let him have his salvation for playing for Westindies and proove that he is a match winner cause this man in like a hungry lion from past 3 years dont waste him donot waste marlon samuels, Let him burn his sins in the world cup by bringing home windies some joy after champions trophy win, and about Ravi Rampaul well if he plays just turn off your tv sets cause the sub continent is about batsmen dominating making big runs, hitters will shine here and ravi is a seamer he cant play for TOFEE just wake up selectors, Marlon in Ravi Out, THen CHanders , gayles, sarvan , samuels, darren bravo (young lara), and you got roach just feild well he give you wickets on any surface on earth if windies field well he best bowler in world like holding.

  • POSTED BY Bolt77 on | January 30, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    This team is not a bad one with the notable absence of Marlon Samuels and the perennially injured Taylor and Edwards aside. I wish WI all the best as a proud WI... For those who are criticizing Sammy, his limited overs bowling stats are better than many others who are touted - even as a pure bowler he should make the limited overs team. Check the stats for yourself.

  • POSTED BY Metman on | January 29, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    Ravi Rampaul's bowling can only be said to have been improved if he takes wickets at a decent av.in the Int'l games.As far as I am concerned ,he is bowling the same way he has been for the last year or 2.Every tournament,everybody seems to be expecting Pollard to perform.The selectors keep on picking Pollard the name,and not Pollard the cricketer and expect him to perform.If Sammy and Smith don't deserve a play,so too does Pollard and Rampaul.Waiting on Pollard and Rampaul TO EXCELL AT THIS LEVEL,is like waiting 'on blackbird to cut teeth'.WI batting is strong on paper,the bowling weak on paper,and weak on the field .Looking forward to seeing Darren Bravo perform.My team,Gayle,Chan,Dar,Sarwan,Dwa,Poll,Russl,Baugh,Benn,Miller,Roach.Would choose Russell over Rampaul ,because of his batting.Russell just likes to run in fast when bowling,while Rampaul just can't get it right at this level.I think Gayle(if he does'nt do like Sarwan),and if he is handled right,would have to do a lot of bowlg

  • POSTED BY AntiDarWIN on | January 29, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    @Trini42, T20 is like eating chocolite chip cookies while one day cricket is like fast food, i am not sure Mr Ravi rampaul can bowl to geff boycotts grand ma, he surely should be kept out of this team he is a match looser, i mean what if he is given last over and 20 runs required vs a hitter, i am sure he would loose the game he has got no skill i am really sorry to say, and if he is playing i wont watch the games cause of fear of embarassment he doesnt have it in him to be an international cricketer, on other hand you look at Marlon Samuels his spin mixed with gayles bought westindies final birth vs austrialia in champions trophy in india. Trini42 donot be deceived by how good Ravi Rampaul is, go watch how he is a match looser, he cost game in t20 vs bangladesh and south africa worst bowler ever in history of game.

  • POSTED BY bleedBLUE on | January 28, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    Windies can win over Lanka. If wi can come along with India,sa,england. They will surely beat the poor srilankans.But i love murali's bowling..he is superb.

  • POSTED BY crikkfan on | January 28, 2011, 15:50 GMT

    Semis is a realistic possibility - for Bangladesh. And no, I am not being frivolous. BD would fancy their chances with their recent run of form and playing all their league games at home in a group which has vulnerable WI. Dont forget they'd be playing their Quarters at home too if they make it that far.

  • POSTED BY drlove2344 on | January 28, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    sammy being west indies captain is not a good move at al,l but we have to wait n see what he does.. think abt it... sammy plays a roll like bravo, plus we got pollord do the same thing... that always left no place for a real fast bowler.... al

  • POSTED BY PacemanWin on | January 28, 2011, 15:12 GMT

    I agree with those posts which declare the quality and potential of our batting line up... its been a while since its looked so potent and the only thing windies fans can complain about is that Samuels is not there but obviously he will have to wait a bit. I anticipate the selectors seriously considering him after the 4day reginoal tourny (if he does well) M2 biggest concerns... we have 3 all rounders and the poorest of them is the captain so his place is automatic leaving no room for one of the other 2, next is the fragility of our bowling. Roach will lead the attack but I anticipate Benn having to carry the load of restricting and taking wickets. Ravi maybe tight initially but once the quality bats take a bead on him, hes out of the park. Russell isnt ready for this stage yet... but regardless GO WINDIES! Looking fwd to seeing rising stars Barath and Darren... Gayle always gets a monstrous innings at the WC... hope he and the others who have form can keep it

  • POSTED BY on | January 28, 2011, 14:31 GMT

    I am a west indian to the end, win or lose. in referance to the selected squad, i really think its one of the strongest in quite some time. the batting is boastable, especially with gayle, pollard and young bravo playing as well as they. the experience of sarwan and chanderpaul in the middle order and the support of the older bravo is an excelent mix. the bowlers do worry me a bit but it is still promising. GO WINDIES!!!!

  • POSTED BY Issac_Samuel on | January 28, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    WI squad for WC is very good. If their players find form, they can pull off some huge upsets. Darren bravo, Gayle, Pollard, chanderpaul, sarwan are all capable of promising scores. and fast man Roach is there, also a very good all rounder Dwayne Bravo. A promising team indeed..

  • POSTED BY heywoodipoo on | January 28, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    WEST INDIES WILL WIN THIS WORLD CUP! this is the most balanced team in about 15 years..selection of the final eleven is very essential and CHANDERPAUL needs to open the batting with gayle..my ordered starting eleven: gayle shiv bravo sarwan pollard sammy baugh benn miller rampaul roach

  • POSTED BY ksm1996 on | January 28, 2011, 3:37 GMT

    This massage is for all world cup teams.. Beware from Kieron Pollard and his massive sixes...!!

  • POSTED BY landl47 on | January 28, 2011, 2:17 GMT

    Bad luck on the WI being in the tougher group of the two. Their side really doesn't look well-equipped for the subcontinent. On his day, Gayle can take a bowling attack apart, but he's going to need a lot of those days if WI is to reach the quarter-finals. Bangladesh has improved a lot over the last year and I like them for the last spot after England, India and SA. Sorry, guys- I grew up while Sobers was playing and I still think he's the best player I've ever seen. I hope WI can get back on top, but I don't think it's going to be in this tournament.

  • POSTED BY shawnsundar on | January 28, 2011, 2:07 GMT

    Gayle, Darren Bravo, and Pollard are all in good form. If Sarwan, Chanders, Barath and Dwayne find some form then we're an excellent batting squad. As for bowling a lot will be depending on Benn and Miller, but especially Benn. Roach needs to buckle down and realize that he's the spearhead of the squad and start bowling accordingly. As for Rampaul I hope my fellow Trini does well but he also needs to find form. Russel got some pace but it needs to be disciplined. I hope Taylor and Edwards could be back in the squad, and that Cotrelle from JA looks to be a promising gift! WI will DEFINITELY rise again!!!

    I have no comment on Darren Sammy as a captain or a player.

  • POSTED BY Waterboy_sixs on | January 28, 2011, 1:05 GMT

    hi Faraz99, do not say it hardly according to KURUWITA the WI will surely beat poor Indians. But make sure that THE ALMIGHTY SRILANKANS will beat Strong WI side for the coming ODI series

  • POSTED BY on | January 27, 2011, 23:58 GMT

    The team picked is a fair one, I look forward to seeing Darren bravo, Dwayne Bravo, and Kieron Pollard performing well. Hope Gayle is in attacking form as well, and looking forward to seeing Kemar Roach doing some damage with the ball. As for the likes of Devon smith, he should never be on the team, and Andre Russell just isn't ready to be at this level he needs some work. Rampaul's bowling has improved so i really don't know what Antidarwin is talking about, u should be asking what has sammy done to be on the team, he isn't even good enough to make the team, he's just there because he was given the captaincy. Something which he should never have been given to him in the first place. Good Luck W.I. wish u all the best.

  • POSTED BY on | January 27, 2011, 23:24 GMT

    Generally there is way too much garbage written on these posts. One may not be in agreement with the selection or with the coach but which coach will not try to motivate his team by saying that he thinks that they can reach the semis. The team will NOT be changed unless there is an injury to one/more of the players. New Zealand has never had the superstar status that some of the other teams do but yet still WC after WC there seem to always be there or there about in the final stages. In the last couple of WC's we have seen upsets (WI-kenya, Ban-Pak, India-Ban), and can possibly see more upsets in the upcoming one.(with Walsh, Ambrose, Lara, Richardson and co. we lost the 96 semi to Aus after the most unforgetable collapse in WI history). One player does not make the team, its the combined efforts of everyone.Wish the windies all the best and rally round de team.

  • POSTED BY Trini42 on | January 27, 2011, 18:13 GMT

    In respones to AntiDarWIN : If you watched any of the CT20 games recently played, you would have seen that Ravi bowled better than Taylor or Roach or Tino or any other seam bowler. Good luck to WI, you have the talent to do well especially Darren Bravo and Adrian Bharat. I am not too sure about Sammy being good enough to be in this team and especially to be the captain.

  • POSTED BY drlove2344 on | January 27, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    i think westindies will win this..... i am tryin to balance this team ... extra batsman will do the trick... GO INDIES GO!

  • POSTED BY on | January 27, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    very welll said-KURUWITA..it should n wl surely happen

  • POSTED BY on | January 27, 2011, 15:41 GMT

    come on WEST INDIES...........i m ur greatest follower for d last 2 decades..i never ever miss any WINDIZ game......show d world wat u r really made off...n BRING BACK d GLORY DAYS..........go WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDIZZZZ

  • POSTED BY ranga_s on | January 27, 2011, 14:12 GMT

    realistic possiblity for sure....this must be the best WI unit they've put together in the decade.......Batting is fairly ok....apart from Gayle and Sarwan there's no names to be frightened about but there are players who can make a big name for them selves....Darren Bravo and Adrian Barath....Specially Darren Bravo...As a SL I thoroughly enjoyed the skill and elegance he possessed in his stroke play..... Definitely a great player in making...Bowling is discipline to say the least and I believe given a unbiased pitch they got bowling to make in roads and keep tight....too shame shillingford got reported on that tour....otherwise if they had another good bowler(hope taylor won't break down) to assist Roach...semis is not far....not easy target...tough contenders like India, SL, and SA who are my first 3 choices to make the semis, but still it's the way u play in the day.....Good luck WI.....hope to see a good series here and and solid fight in the WC.....

  • POSTED BY AntiDarWIN on | January 27, 2011, 11:24 GMT

    Why westindies selectors are picking ravi rampaul, i remember when poor gayle made first ever 100 in t20 and mr rampaul gifted so many wides and no balls and sixes that they lost in 17th over please donot pick this man, even though windies amassed 200 plus because of him they lost to bangladesh, if ravi rampaul play even ireland has a chance to make 150 + runs vs ravi rampaul samuel is better bowler then ravi rampaul he can spin it like carl hooper.

  • POSTED BY Rakudubai on | January 27, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    @ sudarsn

    t&t team in ipl??? a very keen follower of WI team!! hahaha ....

  • POSTED BY AntiDarWIN on | January 27, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    Windies need Marlon Samuels power to win the world cup, he is a power ful player and his valuable innings vs pakistan in the previous event helped Westindies progress to round 2 of world cup. Before the ban he made a 90+ innings which helped windies win a test match on south african soil after a long time he is a very gifted player please windies selectors bring Marlon Samuel back.

  • POSTED BY stormy16 on | January 27, 2011, 9:20 GMT

    There are enough match winners in the team but can they perform consistantly is the question. Guys like Gayle, Pollard and Bravo have the X-factor and are backed by a useful team and will be interested to see the tactics they use. I would imagine they will play 2 spinners and 2 seamers with Gayle and Bravo in the top 7 to back up the 5th bowler. I think they could take a risk or two as well in the batting with Sammy or Pollard comming up the order with a license to hit which of course will not be required if Gayle gets a start.

  • POSTED BY sudarsn on | January 27, 2011, 9:20 GMT

    Most of the comments made by the above r very sarcastic,i back gibson this team will surprise many just like the t&t team in ipl, wait and watch, 2011 is the begining of a new chapter for windies ,i m a windies follower right from the 60s, they will be back to their glory.....my advice to the players ,pl perform so that your prize tag will increase wish you all the very best

  • POSTED BY on | January 27, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    Sri Lanka 3 - West Indies 0 anything else will disappoint us...but my biggest worry is the weather, it's cloudy these days in colombo with some rain...we've got more rain in the last 6 months than we normally get for 2 years..damn weather

  • POSTED BY splites on | January 27, 2011, 8:10 GMT

    I believe winning the world cup, or at least reaching the semis as Gibson mentioned is possible. The only question mark on my mind is the playing XI.. Darren Bravo or Sarwan at 3?

  • POSTED BY Buppi33 on | January 27, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    This Team looks great team and they could be even better than the 75,79 and 83 WI team. This team could even win another 10 world cups..! definitely they will win against all the teams except Ireland..! cos they are somewhat equal to this great WI team

  • POSTED BY LALITHKURUWITA on | January 27, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    West Indies can easily beat East Indians. This will happen on 20-03-11.

  • POSTED BY courierpost on | January 27, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    Dark Hose, good on you boys

  • POSTED BY Faraz99 on | January 27, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    hahaha Semi Final... WI wil hardly win 1 match against a Test nation.. No Doubt WI team have some talented players but as whole for last 15 yrs I have observed WI players just LOVE to be on Loosing side when Batsmen perfrom wel Bowlers ruined the match & vise versa they never perform together for last 15 yrs...ICC should ban WI from Test & ODI status also T20...too

  • POSTED BY KunzMan on | January 27, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    Aah. Hope! such a wonderful thing! Keeps you going!

  • POSTED BY braindead_rocker on | January 27, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    On their day they can surely win the WC..They have to beware of Ireland though. If Windies can get to the quarters then anything is possible...On his day, Gayle alone can blow away the opposition.

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  • POSTED BY braindead_rocker on | January 27, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    On their day they can surely win the WC..They have to beware of Ireland though. If Windies can get to the quarters then anything is possible...On his day, Gayle alone can blow away the opposition.

  • POSTED BY KunzMan on | January 27, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    Aah. Hope! such a wonderful thing! Keeps you going!

  • POSTED BY Faraz99 on | January 27, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    hahaha Semi Final... WI wil hardly win 1 match against a Test nation.. No Doubt WI team have some talented players but as whole for last 15 yrs I have observed WI players just LOVE to be on Loosing side when Batsmen perfrom wel Bowlers ruined the match & vise versa they never perform together for last 15 yrs...ICC should ban WI from Test & ODI status also T20...too

  • POSTED BY courierpost on | January 27, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    Dark Hose, good on you boys

  • POSTED BY LALITHKURUWITA on | January 27, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    West Indies can easily beat East Indians. This will happen on 20-03-11.

  • POSTED BY Buppi33 on | January 27, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    This Team looks great team and they could be even better than the 75,79 and 83 WI team. This team could even win another 10 world cups..! definitely they will win against all the teams except Ireland..! cos they are somewhat equal to this great WI team

  • POSTED BY splites on | January 27, 2011, 8:10 GMT

    I believe winning the world cup, or at least reaching the semis as Gibson mentioned is possible. The only question mark on my mind is the playing XI.. Darren Bravo or Sarwan at 3?

  • POSTED BY on | January 27, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    Sri Lanka 3 - West Indies 0 anything else will disappoint us...but my biggest worry is the weather, it's cloudy these days in colombo with some rain...we've got more rain in the last 6 months than we normally get for 2 years..damn weather

  • POSTED BY sudarsn on | January 27, 2011, 9:20 GMT

    Most of the comments made by the above r very sarcastic,i back gibson this team will surprise many just like the t&t team in ipl, wait and watch, 2011 is the begining of a new chapter for windies ,i m a windies follower right from the 60s, they will be back to their glory.....my advice to the players ,pl perform so that your prize tag will increase wish you all the very best

  • POSTED BY stormy16 on | January 27, 2011, 9:20 GMT

    There are enough match winners in the team but can they perform consistantly is the question. Guys like Gayle, Pollard and Bravo have the X-factor and are backed by a useful team and will be interested to see the tactics they use. I would imagine they will play 2 spinners and 2 seamers with Gayle and Bravo in the top 7 to back up the 5th bowler. I think they could take a risk or two as well in the batting with Sammy or Pollard comming up the order with a license to hit which of course will not be required if Gayle gets a start.