ICC World Twenty20: Team West Indies and their fear factor

West Indies will clash with Sri Lanka in the first semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20 in Mirpur (Dhaka) on Thursday.

updated: April 02, 2014 19:44 IST
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"Don't wake up a sleeping lion," says Darren Sammy every time the media questions him on Chris Gayle's mood before a match. The genial West Indian captain is often overshadowed by the presence of the big-hitting Gayle in his team. But in this ICC World Twenty20, Sammy has proved that he no less than the Jamaican star. In fact, Sammy's contribution has been more telling than a Gayle, a Marlon Samuels or even a Dwayne Bravo. Contribution in cricket can't always be measured by the number of runs you score. By scoring runs, taking smart catches and handling a bunch of expressive cricketers with contrasting moods and characters, Sammy is certainly leading from the front.

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