Key to success in the QF like match against Westindies March 30, 2014 at 7:21am By Shahzad Firdous Key for Pakistan will be how early they can get the wicket of Chris Gayle or keep him quiet for long like india did. He holds the key in this match for me. Pak batting will put up a good score on the board the way they are playing at the moment and Pak batting usually does well in t20 format. They at least regularly put 150 - 160 on the board and bowlers are usually gud enuff to defend that total against any team but in my view we would have to get extra 15-20 runs against this westindian batting which is full of power hitters though they dont have Keioron Pollard in this tournament- another big hitter. Back to my point. Bowlers from Pakistan who are most likely to get Gayle out or keep him quiet - Irfan (not playing in this tournament. a big set back for us), Hafeez early on and Ajmal - the Mr. dependable!! Gayle being a left hander has struggled against offspin in the tournament and Pak have the best of the spinners at their disposal. The man who had put Gayle on the back foot in the past - the 7 feet 1 inch tall Irfan is not playing. Now onus will be on Hafeez and Ajmal to get rid of him. Gayle will find Afridi and Zulfiqar easier with ball generally coming into him but Afridi's googly can bamboozle him but still with Afridi a skittish legspinner my money is on Ajmal and Hafeez to get him. Gayle will get into Sohail Tanveer big time. Other batsmen might let him go but Chris Gayle wont spare him so its better if we dont open the bowling with Sohail Tanveer against Gayle but we dont have too many options and he is the only weaklink in our attack as far as i m concerned. Even Gul will go for runs against Gayle with the new ball but he is the best option to share the new ball with Hafeez in my view!! Ajmal usually bowls his overs at the death but he might have to bowl two overs early and then save two for the end. He might not get too much opportunity against Gayle as he generally bowls at the death and Gayle being a smart campaigner might just decide to see him off!! My gut feeling is that Pak will again post 190 on the board as they have done in last 2 games but westindies have some quality spinners too unlike Aus and Bang who went for pace instead of spin. Aus cus they dont have any quality spinners and Bang probably cus Afridi got into their spinners in Asia Cup but that was a wrong move i feel! Pak in my view should open the bowling with Hafeez and Zulfiqar Baber against windies like they did against Aus. That will work out perfectly for them!!