West Indian cricket captain Chris Gayle has said that he intends to sledge Australian opener Shane Watson and other members of his team when the two sides engage in a Super Eight World Twenty20 encounter at the Beausejour Cricket Ground tomorrow.
“I’m definitely looking forward to a victory, but I’m not going to get personal with anyone. I’ll stick to what I can do and try to get my team up and ready against Australia and get the guys confident. I’m not going to target anyone. But I might well just be doing some sledging of them,” Gayle said.
Gayle and Watson clashed heatedly when the Australia all-rounder comically celebrated after taking the prized wicket of the Windies skipper in the Perth Test in the summer.
Gayle later said: “I didn’t expect anything better. That’s typically Shane Watson.”
Both opening batsmen will play crucial hands in a match that looms as the best of the tournament to date.
Australia must win to ensure a semi-final berth – potentially against England – even though they remain undefeated after their 81-run win against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval. (ANI)