West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said his team had already proved a point to their critics and their problems with their paymasters had only brought them closer together.

There were a lot of issues before the tournament, a lack of respect for our T20 team. A lot has been said about this team (but) that just brought us closer together. Tomorrow is no bigger day to express that because I don't think we'll have one Indian supporter

India team director Ravi Shastri asked India's top order batsmen to rise on the occasion and must improve against a dangerous West Indies side.

You need it (a performance) in a big game like the semi-finals. I still believe we have played to 70 percent of our ability in this tournament so there's 30 percent where we can improve. So let's hope it happens tomorrow because in a semi-final you have to get your 'A' game

Captain Suzie Bates of New Zealand reveals how Brendon McCullum’s swashbuckling strokeplay set the tone for White Ferns.

Brendon is from Otago, and I'm from Otago, so he's always been, over the years, willing to talk about cricket and his leadership style. A number of girls, during the NZ cricket awards, spoke to him briefly, and the way he went about his cricket at the end of his career and during the World Cup campaign was an inspiration