West Indies batsman Chris Gayle during a training session © Getty Images
Mar 18, 2014
England take on the West Indies in their ICC World T20 2014 warm-up match at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Tuesday.
Stuart Broad, the England captain is confident that his side will be able to make a mark in the tournament despite a poor buildup. “You have Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright, who have played in T20 leagues all over the world,” Broad said.
Broad did agree that this current T20 squad is “slightly different from what it was some six months ago”. “We have guys who are keen to learn. There are some, who can stand up and deliver like Bopara, Morgan and Alex Hales, who recently was the No.1 T20 batsman in ICC rankings [currently No 2].
“In Test matches, you do need 8-9 guys to perform but not in T20. In T20′s, you can win a match with even one or two players. In a Test match, you get a whole morning session to adapt but in a T20 game, you have to communicate in just one over,” he said.
On the other hand, West Indies captain Darren Sammy has reiterated that his side is not a one-man team, and that it will take a team effort to successfully defend their title in the ICC Twenty20 (T20) World Cup.
Speaking after arriving at Dhaka on Sunday, Sammy noted that despite the presence of big-hitting opener Chris Gayle, the team would need contributions from every member to do well in the March 16-April 6 tournament, reports CMC.
England: Stuart Broad (c), Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, Ian Bell, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, James Tredwell, Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, , Chris Woakes, Jade Dernbach, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler (wk), Luke Wright, Ben Stokes.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.
ICC World T20 2014 Points Table and Team Standings
ICC World T20 2014 Schedule details