first_imgAfter 18 days of exciting action filled with nail-biting finishes, two teams have prevailed and both of them now stand on the cusp of creating history at the ICC World Twenty20. The West Indies and England, who had tasted World T20 success earlier, will be gunning for their second title when they lock horns in the final at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.  (Also read: World T20 final – Gayle not the only threat to England, says Morgan) When these two teams met in the league stages of the tournament, T20 stalwart Chris Gayle helped West Indies make their intentions clear by smashing a 48-ball 100. Darren Sammy’s men rallied on to beat South Africa and Sri Lanka before losing to a spirited Afghanistan side. However, the loss to the Asian minnows didn’t hamper their confidence as they buckled up and made light work of India’s total of 192 in the semi-final at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.On the other hand, England recovered well from the initial stutter and peaked at the right time to beat South Africa, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in the league stages before blowing away New Zealand in their semi-final clash.With both teams looking settled, here’s a look at how the two teams have fared so far in the shortest format of the game  World T20 head-to-head:Played: 4 – West Indies wins 4, England wins 0All T20 head-to-head:Played: 13 – West Indies wins 9; England wins 4EnglandWorld ranking: FourSquad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Ray, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David WilleyCoach: Trevor BaylissadvertisementBest overall performance: Champions (2010)Road to final:Group stage* Lost to West Indies by six wickets * Beat South Africa by two wickets * Beat Afghanistan by 15 runs* Beat Sri Lanka by 10 runsSemi-final* Beat New Zealand by seven wicketsTop scorer: Joe Root (195 runs)Top wicket-taker: David Willey (seven wickets)WEST INDIESWorld ranking: TwoSquad: Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Evin LewisCoach: Phil SimmonsBest overall performance: Champions (2012)Road to final:Group stage* Beat England by six wickets* Beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets* Beat South Africa by three wickets * Lost to Afghanistan by six runsSemi-final* Beat India by seven wickets Top scorer: Johnson Charles (116 runs)Top wicket-taker: Andre Russell (Eight wickets)Other numbers to watch out forWest Indies were the first team to win the Cricket World Cup under the leadership of the charismatic Clive Lloyd. Sammy’s West Indies now have the chance of becoming the first team to win the World T20 twice.Chris Gayle needs a fifty to equal Virat Kohli’s record of most number of T20I  half-centuries (16). Kohli went past Gayle and former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who were tied on 15 fifties, when he scored an unbeaten 82 against the West Indies in the semi-final on Thursday.England run rate of 9.12 is the best in the tournament and Morgan’s men are the only team to have an average run-rate of over nine.West Indies have hit the most number of sixes (36)  in the tournament. England are second on the list with 34 sixes.West Indies have always batted second in the tournament and Sammy has been always successful at the toss.West Indies spinners have conceded runs at 5.73 runs an over while England spinners have fared poorly leaking 9.36 an over.last_img