West Indies not just about Gayle - Finn
England will avoid the trap of obsessing about how to dismiss West Indies' number one dangerman Chris Gayle in their first ICC World Twenty20 Super Eight match at Pallekele on Thursday.
Strike bowler Steven Finn is under orders to go hunting for early wickets - because that is the currency England believe wins most Twenty20 matches. But he and his fellow bowlers know there are several more game-changers in the Windies' batting order, as well as destructive opener Gayle.
Finn said: "He's a very important player for them, but by no means is he their only dangerous player. They've got (Kieron) Pollard, (Dwayne) Bravo, (Darren) Sammy, (Marlon) Samuels - some very explosive players. It's going to be important that we don't just think about Chris Gayle - although he's obviously going to be a massive wicket for us."
Defending champions England, hammered by India in their final Group A match on Sunday, are hoping the trip east to Kandy for their next three fixtures can help erase those memories.
Finn knows too that it will be his brief, with the new ball, to make inroads - whoever he counts as his victims.
"We know that early wickets in Twenty20 games peg teams back... it just stalls any momentum you may get," the 23-year-old said. "Early wickets are of huge importance to us as a Twenty20 side, and it's my job to try to get those."
After their record 90-run defeat against India, England may be glad to get away from Colombo - for the time-being at least - to a ground many expect to be more to their liking.
"Moving to a different venue, maybe a change of conditions, might work in our favour - but we'll have to see," Finn added.
"We'll have to play good cricket in these next three games to advance.
"It's nice to have beaten opponents previously, but it means nothing now... we'll have to approach this as a blank canvas and make sure all facets of our game are in order."