|ICC T20 World Cup 2014|
| Sri Lanka
||vs|| West Indies
ScheduleThursday, 3 April 2014 at 13:00 GMT / 14:00 UK / 18:30 IST
VenueShere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
The defending champions of the ICC T20 World Cup, West Indies, got back their rhythm and will face the dangerous looking Sri Lanka in the 1st semi-final. The Caribbeans defeated the hosts, Bangladesh, Australia and Pakistan in Group 2 matches. The Lankan Lions triumphed against South Africa, Netherlands and New Zealand in Group 1. Both teams are currently enjoying their super form and they are just two wins away from the crown.
Mahela Jayawardene got back to the business with solid batting while Angelo Mathews and Kumar Sangakkara will look after the middle order. Rangana Herath created a T20 record against New Zealand by grabbing 5 wickets for 3 mere runs and Lasith Malinga will play his role with his fast and furious deliveries.
Darren Sammy is leading his troops from the front with his aggressive batting whereas Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith can provide them a rising start. Samuel Badree along with Sunil Narine are their match winning spinners and can topple any batting side on their day.
A bright day with temperatures around 26-38ᵒC
The winning captain will opt for batting
Perfect surface for a T20 match
Sri Lanka – Lasith Malinga (C), Dinesh chandimal,Chaturanga de Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.
West Indies - Darren Sammy (C), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuel, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.
West Indies look like a winning unit