Sunday, 07 October 2012 - 8:25
Twenty 20 World cup - Sri Lanka take on West Indies in the all important battle today




Clinical Sri Lanka will test their skills against the flamboyant West Indies when both sides battle for their maiden World T20 title in a mouth-watering final in Colombo today.

A sell-out crowd of 35,000 at the Premadasa stadium will offer boisterous support as Mahela Jayawardene's home team attempt to reverse fortunes after losing three finals in major meets since 2007.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardena insists the World T20 final against the West Indies today will not hinge on just Chris Gayle's flamboyant batting, and played down Gayle's importance in the match, saying his team never planned for just one individual.

Jayawardena scoffed at Gayle's remarks that the West Indies were going to ruin Sri Lanka's party by winning the title.

However, he concluded that they have not gone ahead of themselves since the tournament started, and that in the final it will all depend on how they play and that's what T20 cricket is all about.

Meanwhile, a special traffic plan will be in place around the R Premadasa Stadium in view of the World Cup Final today.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana at a media briefing that was held in Colombo explained the proposed traffic plan.


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