Darren Sammy has led West Indies by example in the ICC World T20 2014 © Getty Images
Darren Sammy has led West Indies by example in the ICC World T20 2014 © Getty Images

 

Apr 3, 2014

 

Sri Lanka clash with West Indies in the first semi-final of the ICC World T20 2014 at Dhaka on April 3. Both the teams entered the tournament as favourites and they have stayed on course with one match away from the final. Sri Lanka topped Group 1 while the West Indies came second in Group 2. The winner of this semi-final will face either India or South Africa in the T20 World Cup final on April 6.

 

The Lankans won three matches against South Africa, the Netherlands and New Zealand in their group. They did lose to England in a high-scoring match. West Indies lost to India in their opener, but then recorded victories against Bangladesh, Australia and Pakistan to make it into the semi-finals.

 

Darren Sammy has led by example for West Indies with quick-fire innings against Australia and Pakistan. Rangana Herath produced a brilliant bowling performance against New Zealand to seal Sri Lanka’s progress into the semi-finals.

 

Squads:

 

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Sachitra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lahiru Thirimana, Suranga Lakmal.

 

West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie, Ravi Rampaul, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sheldon Cottrell.

 

Catch live updates of the T20 World Cup semi-final between Sri Lanka and West Indies here

 

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details