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    Default Gayle isn't the only reason why Indians are worried!










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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni




    India return to London after their successful campaign in Trent Bridge and

    have braced themselves for a new challenge altogether in the ICC World

    Twenty20 from now on.

    The defending champions would play 2 of their 3 Super Eight games in London

    but the testier one comes on Friday when they take the field against Chris

    Gayle's West Indians.


    Gayle himself is a match-winner par excellence, as Australia would testify.

    The laconic West Indian captain has the ability to keep producing booming

    shots till the opposition is well and truly buried. He presently has the highest

    score in the tournament and is the only one to have hit a century in Twenty

    20 internationals so he would take some stopping.


    But West Indies is just not Gayle only. It has a succession of impressive

    strikers of white ball and the names of Xavier Marshall, Ramnaresh Sarwan,

    Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and wicketkeeper Denesh

    Ramdin come readily to mind. And lest you forget, the sticky presence at the

    crease in Shivnarine Chanderpaul can make a bowling unit break into a sweat.



    This batting powerhouse is perfectly suited to keep coming at teams in a

    short format such as Twenty20 is. This is the format to take care of their

    inconsistencies. The side also professes its' love for Twenty20 format as it

    gives them the tingling taste of success. The West Indians back themselves

    in this format and importantly, they know they are good.


    The bowling attack is largely in the hands of Fidel Edwards and Jerome

    Taylor, both formidable young fast bowlers, who offer variety and pose

    different challenges to the batsmen. The back-up bowlers of Lionel Baker,

    Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy aren't that exciting but the heavy artillery

    upfront can make their task an easier one.


    India are pleased that openers Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma are value-

    ing their wicket and it promises good things from them on Friday. The rest of

    the line-up is perfectly aware of its roles as well as the pitfalls which lie in

    departing from the scripted jobs. There are crease occupiers in Gambhir and

    Dhoni and then dashers in Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan and Irfan

    Pathan down the order.




    Teams (from):

    West Indies: Chris Gayle (capt), Denesh Ramdin, Lionel Baker, Sulieman Benn,

    David Bernard, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Andre

    Fletcher, Xavier Marshall, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan,

    Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.



    India: Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh,

    Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan,

    Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha.

    Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Rudy Koertzen (South Africa)

    Third umpire: Mark Benson

    Match referee: Chris Broad

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