That was the 2012 World T20 final. The first hit at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, West Indies took 17 goals and went wide. They were 14/2 after the strong game and limped to 32/2 in 10 games.
Sri Lanka held all the A’s until Marlon Samuels decided to explode on a slow wicket. He scored 78 of 56 goals, with six six-pointers in the middle, raising his team to 137.
As the West Indies won the world championship title for the first time since 1979, Sri Lanka was out with a score of 101.
Toby Radford was a batsman for Middlesex and Sussex and was an assistant batting coach for the Caribs. He recalled Samuel’s game and simulation training nine years ago. “The bigger the game, the better Malone can stand up. He is a fighter and he likes the big stage,” Radford said.
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“He is a test player, he can deal with the quality of the spin and get you back in the game. But he was also very destructive later. Work in the first and second gears to stabilize the team and then press the ability to step The feet on the pedal make him so valuable.”
The West Indies had a training camp in Barbados before the 2012 World T20. Radford suggested to the then head coach Otis Gibson that the team simulate real-life scenarios. “Malone ranked 3rd in the first two squad games and lasted two goals. He used to walk away and was angry at the fact that he only faced two goals. Interestingly, we ended up in the world The same situation was encountered in the T20 finals. Under pressure, Malone knew how to deal with it.”
Radford believes that Lendl Simmons can play the role of Samuels in the current West Indies T20 team. “I like the way Simmons plays. He can do both. Malone’s spin plays very well. He hits the spinner on his head with his feet or milks in singles. Simmons is in his It can be destructive when needed. Come on when you spin, he can negotiate well.”
The West Indies entered the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman as the defending champion. Captain Kieron Pollard believes that being able to adjust the game according to the situation without giving up the main advantage of strong shots will define his team’s campaign as it aims to lock in its third T20 world championship title. “We have a lot of strong people in our lineup, but if circumstances permit, we also have people who can manipulate the strike and run between the three. We look forward to playing a full cricket game,” Pollard said.
Radford feels that the UAE’s stadium is in a downturn and the size of the border is very important. “Considering the location of this T20 World Cup, I think the size of the border will play a role. We played in the UAE four years ago [West Indies tour of United Arab Emirates 201/17] Fight against Pakistan.
“Mickey Arthur and his team know very well that big six-pointers like smaller boundaries, but the boundaries are pushed back; they are almost 80 yards… at Windies There is still the element of ego in your hands-‘I still want to clarify’… You can’t clear that boundary; they were caught 20 yards from the rope. You must be prepared to run with one person and two people, Some of them don’t want to do “that.” Pakistan did not look for big shots. They won the game in pairs. If the border becomes large, the West Indies must adapt. ”
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Chris Gayle is still 97 points away from becoming the leading base runner in the T20 World Cup. Due to biological bubble fatigue, he left the Punjab Kings and missed the final stage of the IPL UAE. “We all know Chris’ abilities,” Radford said. “The difficulty where Chris found it might be his body running between the wickets. If he wants you to run on the court, you have to weigh Chris’ ability to win the game by hitting the ball off the ground. He is one The winner of the game.”
Radford also emphasized the importance of making full use of spin. The West Indies have a finger spinner at Roston Chase, and Hayden Walsh Jr brought a wrist spinner. At the 2016 World Cup in India, the West Indies relied on Samuel Badree’s leg spin. Radford praised Badree, while emphasizing the importance of the wrist rotator. “Not only in 2016, when I was with the team in the 2012 World Cup, Badry played an important role. When the team figured out that he was bowling-very accurate, slippery leg spinner-two All rounds disappeared, and you suddenly played a game of over 18 strokes. The West Indies recently played Hayden Walsh and he did a great job. I like the idea of having a good spinner. A lot. Right-handers are not good at leg spins, and some people don’t choose Google. It gives you a choice of ticket gates.”