West Indies will take on England in a Group 1 encounter of the ICC World T20 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium, Wednesday. England will look to change certain statistics after this match.
England have never managed to beat West Indies in the ICC World T20. These two sides have squared off four times and West Indies have triumphed every time.
West Indies will looking forward to their strike batsman at the top of the batting lineup -- Chris Gayle. When it comes to playing for his nation, there is always a lot of pressure on him.
The entire cricket fraternity knows that it is almost next to impossible to stop a brutal onslaught of Gayle, once he gets going. West Indies captain has rested his faith on the big Jamaican, who is the leading run scorer in T20 internationals.
"Whichever dressing room Chris Gayle is in, because he such a destructive figure - there always seems to be pressure on him to perform," Sammy was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.
"But Chris is just gearing up to do what Chris has done throughout his T20 career. That's why he is the leading run-scorer in T20s and has, I think, 12 or 13 hundreds  and the next person has seven or six."
West Indies have a powerpacked middle-order as well. Most of their batsmen can send the ball into the orbit and make the boundaries look irrelevant. Sammy is hopeful that his middle-order batsmen will fire if the top order fails to do so. They are also well rehearsed with the conditions as they have played a lot of cricket in the IPL. That experience will help them in this tournament.
"If you look at our middle, where you have potentially Marlon [Samuels], Bravo, Ramdin, [Andre] Russell at six. Bravo is one of the most experienced as he has been playing in these conditions," Sammy said.
"Wankhede is a more seamer-friendly track; the games that have been played at the IPL tell you that."
"You have Bravo, Russell, Sammy, Jason [Holder], Carlos Braithwaite... that's a lot of power, so the key for us is each player accepting their own personal role in the team and be responsible and not leaving it for any one person."
Meanwhile, England too have a pretty strong seasoned T20 lineup. In no way, the Caribbeans should underestimate the English boys, led by Eoin Morgan, who himself is a destructive batsman.
England have played quality cricket in the recent times in the shortest format of the game and are well-oiled to kick-start their ICC World T20 2016 campaign.
There is no room for mistakes as the coveted trophy of the ICC World T20 is at stake. Both teams will look to yield positive results from this match, but it will be interesting to see which team prevails at the end of the day.
Where to Watch Live
West Indies vs England is scheduled for a 7.30 p.m. IST (10 a.m. West Indies Time, 2 p.m. GMT, 9 a.m. ET) start. Live TV coverage in India, and the rest of South Asia, will be on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD3. Starsports.com and Hotstar will stream West Indies vs England ICC World T20 2016 Match 3 live.
ESPN will broadcast the game live in the Caribbeans.
Willow TV and Willow TV Online will provide live coverage of the WT20 Match 3 in the US and Canada.
Sky Sport 1 will broadcast the World T20 Match 3 live in New Zealand, with the live stream option on Sky Go NZ.
Fox Sports 3 will show the match live in Australia, while the action can also be live streamed on Foxtel.
Fans in the Middle East and North Africa can watch West Indies vs England live on their TV screens on OSN Sports Cricket, while the match can also be live streamed on OSN Play.
SuperSport 2 is the TV channel which will show the match live in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa, with the live streaming option on SuperSport Live Video.
Star Cricket will broadcast the match live in Singapore and Hong Kong. Astro Sport is the place to be to watch the game live in Malaysia.