Mohali: Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar have been named as the on-field Umpires for the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday. Ian Gould and Steve Davis will be third and fourth umpires, respectively, while Jeff Crowe will perform match referee duties for the game.
The DRS has played a strong role in this World Cup - sometimes controversially - but both Taufel and Dar have had largely flawless tournaments, while Gould and Davis have also been generally accurate in their decisions.
Two of the younger umpires on the ICC's elite panel, Taufel and Dar's umpiring careers have run almost concurrently. Taufel officiated in his first one-day international in January 1999, while Dar's first international came just over a year later, and since then both have earned reputations for consistently accurate decision-making.