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Windies are no one-man band; CRICKET.

DARREN Sammy has sounded a big warning to England ahead of Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final, insisting the West Indies can claim the silverware even if talisman Chris Gayle fails to fire.

The West Indies edged out India with two balls to spare in a seven-wicket win in yesterday's Mumbai semi-final, lastminute injury replacement Lendl Simmons blasting a match-winning, unbeaten 83.

Star man Gayle bludgeoned 100 from just 48 balls when the West Indies toppled England by six wickets in the group stages on March 16 and now the teams will meet again in the silverware showpiece in Kolkata.

While Gayle will once again be the danger man, captain Sammy claimed Simmons, Johnson Charles (52) or Andre Russell (43 not out) could easily upset England.

"Chris is our best player but we have 15 match-winners in this squad," he said.

"Games are won when players take responsibility, and Charles, Simmons and Russell took that responsibility."

Virat Kohli must have thought his unbeaten 89 in India's 192 for two would just about see the host nation home, only for Simmons to turn the tide.

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Date:Apr 1, 2016
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