Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka`s maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, leg-spinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks.
Advice under pressure to captain Darren Sammy from his deputy Dwayne Bravo helped craft an uncompromising sixth wicket stand that snatched the momentum away from Pakistan and propelled West Indies into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 Championship.
Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has said that his team is not worried by Saqlain Mushtaq, who is a former Pakistani off-spinner, coaching the West Indies team ahead of their World Twenty20 clash on April 1.
West Indies has overpowered a beleaguered Australian side in their World Twenty20 match on Friday at Dhaka by six wickets, boosted by a Chris Gayle launch pad combined with a late-hitting frenzy by captain Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo .
West Indies today brought their campaign back on track with a 73-run win over Bangladesh and skipper Darren Sammy said the huge victory will give a boost to their net runrate in the group of death of the ICC World Twenty20 here.
Captain Darren Sammy believes that the West Indies team that will defend the World Twenty20 cricket title in Bangladesh later this month is much better equipped than the one which lifted the trophy two years ago in Sri Lanka.
A crisis appears to have been averted between the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (T&TCB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) making sure that 15 players selected for the Champions League will be turn out when the tournament starts Oct 10 in South Africa.