ARTHUR BACKS GAYLE

The coach of the Australian Cricket team, Mickey Arthur, has said that Chris Gayle is a big threat for his team in the 2nd semi final of the World T20 Championship which is going to be played on Friday at the R Premadasa stadium, Colombo.

Gayle has been in fine form in the ongoing World T20 Championship. The big man has scored two half centuries in the tournament so far and he had also played a blistering inning of 30 runs in West Indies’ last super 8 match against New Zealand on 1st of October.

Talking to the reporters in the press conference on Thursday evening, Arthur said, “Gayle is undoubtedly the most dangerous T20 player in the world at the moment. Our bowlers will have to get him out early; otherwise, he will take the game away from us.”

“In the initial part of his inning, Gayle looks to block each and everything and that’s the best time to get him out. But, if you don’t get his wicket early, he will make a huge difference.”

When asked whether David Hussey will get a chance to play his first match in the tournament, Arthur said, “David is vastly experienced in this format of the game and you need experienced players in the team for big matches. So, there is a good possibility of David coming back into the side for the Friday’s semi final.”

When asked about the poor performance of the young fast bowler Pat Cummins in the match against Pakistan, Arthur said, “It was just a bad day for him. He is an integral part of this T20 side. He can go for runs sometimes, but, when he gets it right, he can be deadly dangerous for the opposing team. Hopefully, he would bowl with a steady line and length in the semi final match.”

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