Without any second thought, all cricket fans look up to destructive Chris Gayle and bellicose Virat Kohli. It would be a wonderful sight to see the two blasters trying to outdo each other in the mega semi of World T20 2016.

In the fancy match, Gayle and Kohli are sure to be on the 'hit list' of the rival bowlers and fielders. Since the duo is enjoying super-form, it would grab maximum eyeballs.

Not only would the battle between the two greats of the game be a super thriller but would also prove to be the decisive factor between winning and losing the mega show.

In the match against Australia, Virat Kohli played true to his potential scoring the match winning 82 runs off 51 balls, sending a warning of sorts to the West Indies.

On the other hand, Chris Gayle has already slammed a fiery century off just 48 balls against England at the same playground (Wankhede) on March 16 which is enough to alert Men-in-blue.

While Kohli has emerged as the redeemer with his exceptional temperament to see his team home in the most adverse situations in WT20, Gayle continues to maintain his fame as bowler marauder.

Irrespective of the nature of bowling or pitch, Gayle is capable of tossing the ball out of the ground on any given day. Dealing with his hard-hitting style of batting would be a hard nut to crack for Indian strategists. R Ashwin and R Jadeja, two of India's most successful spinners would be brainstorming as to how to counter the Gayle's thunder.

The biggest challenge for West Indies captain Darren Sammy and company would be to neutralise the Kohli storm, the trump card of skipper Dhoni, whose consistent run in the WT20 so far has forced the opponents to meet their Waterloo.

By Raju Kumar/JPN

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