Originally Posted by ahms
Gayle is a natural stroke maker, however, if you can produce some dot ball. He will not survive longer, like fish without water.
Darren, Lara like action, played in SBSN as WI A team and did very good against Mashrefee, Rasel, Shuvo and Saqlain.
Sarwan & Chanderpaul, are used to playing in slow pitch in Guyana. They are very hard to dislodge.
Pollard, if we can take first 5 wickets cheaply (within 30 overs), he will not be a problem. Otherwise, he is a bluster.
Sammy & Benn, are a late order slogger, can cause serious dent to a bowler.
Practically Gayle, Sarwan, Chanderpaul, Polard, Bravo, Sammy, Ben all are good with spins...and capable of scoring against spin...on that day our spinners have to be the best and get wickets in intervals and not allow partnership...this will be a completely different match that we have played with Ireland...All units need to take responsibilities to pull off this game....
intelligent and calculative batting are needed where we need some good partnerships to take the score beyond 270+....if Tamim/Imrul/Zunaid can give an early boost that will really help us...our lower order also need to chip in with some runs like before...Ash/Naeem will have huge task as six or seven down batsmen to take the good start to the end. ...
Pacers need to bowl in such a way so that Gayle and Co. don't go after them...WI definitely will be very aggressive againts our opening spell and we hope we can get a wicket or two in first 10 overs...then when spinners come they have to check the batsmen or else they will leak many runs...it will be ok as long as they get wickets