But, if the tall left hander gets going, there is no bowler in world cricket, who can stop the batsman from scoring quick runs. Gayle, for sure, holds the key during the finals clash. If Gayle is dismissed early, West Indies could be in trouble as their rest of the batsmen have not been consistent. But, players such as Bravo, Pollard, Samuels are capable of scoring crucial runs against any attack.
Both teams have good impressive spinners in their side. West Indies, known for its pace attack, has in the team, some decent spinners such as Badree, Narine, and Samuels. They will play an important role in the match. Badree may play an important role for West Indies, as he belongs to the category of Anil Kumble who was very difficult to score off and his deliveriesjust skid off the surface. But take nothing away from the Lankan players, who are fine players of the turning ball.
But, with Badree opening the bowling, the Sri Lankan openers, Jayawardene and Dilshan need to be aware of the threat. Though, they would be well supported by their home fans, pressure could get to them, especially as it will be the finals. If the top three batsmen of the island nation, Sangakkara, Dilshan and Jayawardene, fail, it could be curtains for Lanka as their middle order might crumble under pressure.