Srilanka vs West Indies T20 World Cup - 1st Semi Final


Either Srilanka or West Indies are just one more win away from the second consecutive World Cup final. Cricket fans would very well remember these two were the finalists in the last ICC T20 World Cup which was played in Sri Lanka. West Indies emerged to be the World Champions in T20 then beating Srilanka in their home ground. On one hand West Indies dream to win its title again and on the other hand Srilanka's revenge - makes it interesting isn't it? Catch the excitement live in India on Star Sports 1, 2, 3 and HD1 and HD2. Cricket fans can also enjoy live cricket streaming of T20 world cup semi finals and finals on Star Sports official website in India.

Both the teams had a similar outing in their last matches of the respective groups. Srilanka were in a do or die match against New Zealand. Struggling with the batting Srilanka still managed a decent score. New Zealand crumbled while chasing. Similar was the case for West Indies when they faced Pakistan in a do or die match. West Indies scored 160 plus. Pakistan batting line up failed and were bowled out for a very small score similar to that of New Zealand. 

We can say both the teams have done equally well and are equally high in terms of confidence. The biggest factor that has worked for successful teams in this tournament has been the spinners! And without fail this has to be a tight contest as Srilanka and West Indies both have quality spinners. With the likes of Narine, Herath, Mendis and Badree one can expect nightmares for the batsmen.

Batting has a lot of uncertainties. Srilanka has world class batsmen but at times they have lacked good hitting. West Indies has batsmen like Gayle and Sammy who can turn tables on Srilanka at any given moment. Srilanka has an upper hand in terms of the pace battery with the unplayable Malinga ready to go out with all guns blazing.

Let us see if we can see more fireworks from Gayle, Sammy or Jayawardene. Or will it be bowlers' day with a Narine or a Herath creating all sorts of troubles for the batsmen. Keep yourself updated with all the happenings of the ICC World T20 cup as we are still to witness India vs South Africa second semi final - all the action live on Star Sports!

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