ICC World T20 Rivalries: England v West Indies
The teams have met four times in the tournament over the years, and the 2012 champion has come out on top each time
01 April 2016 18:36
This will be the fifth time the two teams lock horns in the World T20, and as far as numbers are concerned, West Indies is way ahead.
But, in T20 cricket, history hardly matters, and come Sunday, it could well be England's turn to make amends and lift the trophy for the second time since Paul Collingwood led his men to the title in 2010.
Match 1: At The Oval, London – June 15, 2009
England, the host, went from hope to despair in the space of a few minutes as West Indies eliminated it from the 2009 tournament.
Facing an adjusted target of 80 off nine overs after a rain interruption, the Chris Gayle-led side was reduced to 45 for 5 at one stage, but Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul staged a recovery to take their side over the line, with five wickets and four balls remaining.
England had earlier made 161 for 6 from 20 overs, but with the heavens opening up right after that, the officials reduced the overs, something that worked well for West Indies in the end.
Match 2: At Providence Stadium, Guyana – May 3, 2010
This time, too, rain played a part when England met West Indies. England's hopes of starting its campaign with a win were dented as West Indies won the contest via the Duckworth-Lewis method once again.
Batting first, England posted an impressive 191 for 5, riding on a superb stand of 95 between Eoin Morgan (55) and Luke Wright (45 not out). In reply, West Indies raced to 30 without loss in 2.2 overs, but rain arrived to hold up the proceedings.
When play resumed, West Indies was given a target of 60 in six overs, which it achieved with one ball remaining.
The result helped West Indies qualify for the Super Eights, since it had already beaten Ireland, while England scraped through to the next round by beating Pakistan after a washout against Ireland before going all the way to win the title.
Match 3: At Pallekele International Stadium – September 27, 2012
Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle fired the imagination of the Pallekele crowd with an attractive display of power hitting as West Indies got the better of England in a high-scoring match.
West Indies posted 179 for 5 from its 20 overs, and this proved 15 too many for England, despite a blazing 36-ball 71 from Eoin Morgan.
Charles hit 84 in 56, and Gayle struck 58 in 35 in an opening stand of 103 from 66 balls, and despite Morgan and Alex Hales hitting half-centuries, an attacking spell from Ravi Rampaul (2 for 37) and an economic bowling performance from Samuel Badree, who gave away just 20 runs in his four overs, restricted England to 164 for 4.
Match 4: At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – March 16, 2016
Gayle got West Indies' campaign off to a fantastic start with a blistering unbeaten 48-ball 100 that inspired a comfortable victory against a shell-shocked England that had piled up 182 for 6.
Gayle smashed 11 sixes and five fours in a remarkable innings that left the result in no doubt with as many as five overs left.
Marlon Samuels had set the tone with a punishing 27-ball 37, but it was Gayle’s almost casual brutality that had the fans at Wankhede Stadium dancing in the aisles as West Indies won with six wickets and 11 balls to spare.