Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Australia West Indies live, australia west indies world t20, australia west indies world twenty20, icc, t20 world cup, live cricket, cricket live
Off-spinner Sunil Narine (l) and leg-spinner Samuel Badree will shoulder the main spin responsibility while part-timer Marlon Samuels has also proved difficult to score off. -Photo by AP

COLOMBO: Darren Sammy has seen how Pakistani spinners tormented Australia earlier this week and the West Indies captain is planning to subject George Bailey and his men to the same treatment in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Friday.

Chasing 150 for a victory in Tuesday's match, Australia managed 117 in 20 overs with the Pakistani spinners claiming all seven wickets.

“It's good that we watched them play against Pakistan,” Sammy told reporters on Thursday.

“We have a variety of guys who could bowl spin. We will definitely try to exploit that.”

Off-spinner Sunil Narine and leg-spinner Samuel Badree will shoulder the main spin responsibility while part-timer Marlon Samuels has also proved difficult to score off.

“Obviously they have a lot of experience at the top of the order ... But we back ourselves to think we have bowlers to take wickets against them.

“It's a different stage of the tournament, it's a semi-final, lots at stake and (we) just have to bring out our A game and look to just execute our plans,” said the all-rounder.

West Indies did not have a great run in the tournament so far, their only comprehensive victory coming against England in a group match.

West Indies lost to Australia in a rain-affected match, had their match against Ireland washed out, lost to Sri Lanka in Super Eight stage while edging out New Zealand via a Super Over before reaching the semi-final.

“We haven't had the best of tournament, but we are in the semi-finals. It shows the belief that the team has and everybody is willing to go out and do the best for the fans,” Sammy said. “The motto when we left the Caribbean was one team, one goal and the mission is to win the Twenty20 World Cup.

“We have taken it step by step. We saw it as a 100 metre hurdle. We've got two more hurdles to jump to the finish line.”

More From This Section

IOC accepts Pakistan’s proposal to continue dialogue for resolving crisis

"We hope concrete actions will be taken on the government side as per the agreed roadmap of October 2013."

It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers: Ajmal

"Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for bowlers these days."

Moores gets second stint as England coach

The 51-year-old Moores was forced out in 2009 following a rift with Pietersen that cost the batsman his captaincy.

Ajmal given clearance for Worcestershire stint

“We have given NOC to Ajmal but want him to return in mid-July so that he can be part of team's tour to Sri Lanka.”


Comments are closed.

Comments (2)

suman
October 5, 2012 1:46 am
windies are will be the winner against the culprit Aussies
Syed
October 4, 2012 9:19 pm
yeah sure, we saw you playing your last game & judging by that performance, good luck, talk ends tonight. good luck.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Poll
From The Newspaper
Tweets