The crescendo has arrive as the Champions League Twenty20 final sees Australia’s New South Wales Blues take on the West Indies’ giants, Trinidad and Tobago, at Hyderabad.
Darren Ganga, captain of the thunderstorm T & T team, had stated that the team had planned this trip to India as a case of six finals, treating every match with the importance it deserved. The tactics have certainly paid off as the team has reached the final to play the final final of their agenda.
In true fitting fashion, they have been the dominant side with the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard leading the batting mayhem and Ravi Rampaul and the band of spinners keeping it tight for the opposition. Their flair and fanatic passion for the sport make them a formidable opposition.
The NSW Blues will be aware of the strength of the giants, having been beaten by them in a previous encounter in the CL T20. While NSW will believe a victory here will be a fitting revenge, they know they will have to bring their best to the table and show the skill that brought them to this stage in order to stop this becoming a Calypso party.
But the Blues have bowlers in the likes of Brett Lee and Nathan Haurtiz and explosive batsmen in David Warner and Phil Hughes and therefore, this becomes the all important final clash.
The coin has fallen in the T & T favour with Ganga deciding to bowl first and with Brian Lara motivating the boys via sms texts, the NSW Blues have to show their mettle.