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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014
Must win for Windies
PTI
Colombo, September 23, 2012
First Published: 23:01 IST(23/9/2012)
Last Updated: 01:08 IST(24/9/2012)
West Indies bowler R Rampaul in action during the third ODI cricket match in Ahmedabad. PTI Photo/Shirish Shete

Having lost to Australia in their World Twenty20 opener, West Indies would not have the luxury of experimenting against Ireland here tomorrow, as they need a win at any cost to book a berth in the Super Eight stage.

Although the Windies start as favourites, especially with Chris Gayle in smashing form, the William Porterfield-led Irish side has a penchant for springing a few surprises at the big stage.

And West Indies would make the mistake of taking Ireland lightly, only at their own peril.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2012/9/24-09-12-pg-18a.jpg

The Darren Sammy-led West Indies, despite losing to Australia by 17 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method here last night, showed that it has got the team to go the distance.

Ireland, who registered a thumping win over England in last year’s World Cup, and beat Pakistan in 2007, can be wildly unpredictable. They won both their warm-up matches but lost to Australia in their league match.


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t20 fixtures

Match Date Time Teams
1st 19/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST AUS vs IRE
2nd 19/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs IND
3rd 20/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST SA vs ZIM
4th 21/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST NZ vs BAN
5th 21/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs ENG

t20 standings

Team MP MW ML MT NR NRR Pts
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 0 -0.049 8
Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 +0.998 6
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 1 2 0 1 +0.488 6
Perth Scorchers 4 1 2 0 1 -0.474 6
Auckland Aces 4 1 2 0 1 -0.963 6
Australia 3 2 1 0 0 +0.464 4
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