Expert Corner

Cricket is the game of uncertainties and who could have imagined that England and West Indies would be contenders for the coveted T20 World Cup trophy.
Expert Corner
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Cricket is the game of uncertainties and who could have imagined that England and West Indies would be contenders for the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. The journey to the final has proved most of the cricket experts wrong. Final between West Indies and England would be a closely fought contest. The Eden wicket would be totally different from Wankhade stadium Mumbai and don't expect big scoring game. The plus point for West Indies in this is their- Nothing to lose factor. They would play without any pressure and their morale will be very high. If they can beat top favorite India without any contribution from Chris Gayle what if he bounces back and contributes quick fire 50. WI has an edge in the match by many angles. Badri would be key to their success.

After winning Under-19, Windies can make a hattric of wins by clinching Women's and Men's title as well. Despite defeating India, the favorite of 1. 25 billion people, they will be favorite of the crowd in view of their flair, aggression and fearlessness. Yes dew will be an important factor and toss will be very vital again. Whosoever wins the toss will opt to field first.

For England they need to stick to their basics and try to tangle West Indies in spin web like Afghanistan did. England knows that they are underdogs in the match and that may work in their favour.

Sajid Hamid

Veteran Sports Analyst

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