KOLKATA, April 2: A spirited West Indies women�s team, in their bid to make it a �Dream Double� for the assortment of islands, will come out all guns blazing to stop the juggernaut of the three-time defending champions Australia in the final of the ICC World Twenty20, here tomorrow.
The Southern Stars as the Aussie women team are known in the cricketing circuit, have been on a roll since winning the second edition of the Women�s World Twenty20 in 2010.
The Meg Lanning led Australian women�s side choked arch-rivals England�s 133-run chase with a five-run victory in the semifinal. Lanning has been their leading run-getter with 149 runs and against England her 50-ball 55 on a slow Kotla deck was the cornerstone to their winning total of 132/6.
More than Lanning�s effort it was inspiring with the way Australia prevailed in small contributions from the top-order to inflict their killer instinct on England.
They were provided a strong start from the openers Alyssa Healy and Elyse Villani with a 41-run stand, their highest of the tournament.
Under criticism for over dependence on Lanning, Alyssa took the attack to the English pace spearhead Katherine Brunt, that really set the tone as they could muster a fine Powerplay performance. � PTI
Australia Women: Meg Lanning (c), Alex Blackwell, Kristen Beams, Lauren Cheatle, Rene Farrell, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Nicola Carey, Sarah Coyte, Holly Ferling, Jess Jonassen, Erin Osborne, Megan Schutt.
West Indies Women: Stafanie Taylor (C), Shakera Selman, Marissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Stacy Ann-King, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Shaquana Quintyne, Tremayne Smartt.
Match starts: 2.30 pm IST.