Pallekele: After notching up contrasting wins in their opening Super Eights fixtures, a stern test awaits both the West Indies and Sri Lanka as both eye a semi-final berth when they square off against each other in the Group 1 match of the World T20, here on Saturday.
West Indies edged out defending champions England by 15 runs in an exciting finish, while Sri Lanka won in dramatic fashion after a ‘Super Over’ was required to settle the clash with New Zealand.
Both Sri Lanka and West Indies are known to raise the bar when it comes to performing at big-ticket ICC events and it would be interesting to see which of the two teams manages to go a notch higher in the battle on Saturday.
Both the sides know the conditions well but the Islanders could bank heavily on the home advantage.
The hosts need to quickly sort out their bowling woes if they fancy their chances of advancing to the semifinals of the tournament as the New Zealand batsmen took their pace and spin attack to cleaners. (PTI)