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World T20 Final: Players who could make a difference today

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  • Oct 07, 2012, 11:58 AM IST
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Colombo: Today West Indian cricket team would be looking forward to wipe-off their 30-year-old drought of winning a major ICC trophy. West Indies will take on Sri Lanka in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup final.

Both the teams have had a splendid run so far up to the World Cup final. Sri Lanka defeated West Indies in the semifinal encounter to face West Indies in the final. In the Super 8 stages both the team's performance was fairly good- Sri Lanka marched into the semifinals unbeaten, while the Caribbean claimed victory in two matches.

Both the teams are in splendid form. West Indies has never been able to defeat Sri Lanka in any T20 clash. In their last encounter Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by nine wickets, in one-sided match. On the other hand, the Caribbean team is high in confidence after defeating Australia in the Semifinal clash.

Both the teams boost of high caliber players, who can single-handedly tilt the direction of the game. The final is expected to be of high pitch intensity as both the teams are in incredible form.

We would have a look at ten players who would be crucial in today's final match. 

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    Chris Gayle

    If Chris Gayle gets going, he can easily spoil the Sri Lankan dream. The Gaylestorm has registered 219 runs in this tournament. Gayle scored an impressive, match winning knock of 75 runs in 41 balls, with six sixes and five fours. The host team would have to dismiss Chris Gayle early, if they want to win their first T20 World Cup trophy. A confident Gayle had claimed that he will not be satisfied with anything less than a World Championship crown. 

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    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    Dilshan's form would be a cause of concern for the Sri Lankan captain. Dilshan is not finding his rhythm. However, he has contributed some important runs in this tournament. He scored an impressive 76 runs against New Zealand and scored 35 runs against Pakistan in the semifinal. 

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    Dwayne Bravo

    Bravo is an important all-rounder in West Indian team. He played an important inning of 40 runs in Super 8 stages of the tournament. He contributed valuable 37 runs in the match against Australia in semifinal. 

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    Fidel Edwards

    Sri Lankan bowlers are known to play spin well, a reason why Darren Sammy will play Edwards in place of spinner Samuel Badree. 

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    Kumar Sangakkara

    The wicketkeeper batsman is in splendid form. He played an important inning of 39 runs against West Indies team. 

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    Angelo Matthews

    Matthews seems to be getting his form back. He was not very successful in the initial stages of the tournament. However, two wickets against Pakistan has boosted his confidence immensely and he would be expected to carry the same into the final.

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    Lasith Malinga

    If Lasith Malinga gets going, he would dismantle the Caribbean batting lineup in minutes. He was splendid in the match against New Zealand. 

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    Angelo Matthews

    Matthews seems to be getting his form back. He was not very successful in the initial stages of the tournament. However, two wickets against Pakistan has boosted his confidence immensely and he would be expected to carry the same into the final.

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    Kieron Pollard

    Swashbuckler, Kieron Pollard is known in the West Indian team for his explosive bowling. His innings of 38 run is played an important role in defeating the Aussies in Semifinal. 

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    Marlon Samuels

    Samuels is a remarkable batsman in the West Indian team. Samuels scored a half-century, in mere 35 balls that included four fours and two sixes, against Sri Lanka in the Super 8 encounter. 

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