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Southern Stars skipper Meg Lanning says West Indies boast a lot of threats in the World Twenty20 final, not just Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin.
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3 Apr 2016 - 11:18 AM  UPDATED 3 Apr 2016 - 11:18 AM

West Indies' Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin loom as the biggest threats to the Southern Stars' hopes of a fourth straight World Twenty20 crown.

But Australia skipper Meg Lanning says her side can't afford to ignore the other talent in the XI they will confront in the World T20 final that starts at 7pm (AEST) on Sunday.

Lanning, speaking on the eve of the decider at Kolkata's Eden Gardens, suggested West Indies had a number of players that could take the game from any opposition.

"We saw Britney Cooper hit 60 in the semi-final and play a big role there," Lanning said.

"We've certainly done our home work on their big players but we know they're not the only ones that can win the game for them.

"They've got a really settled team that have been playing some good cricket. We're going to have to make sure we keep an eye out for all of them."

Taylor and Dottin both featured in the inaugural women's Big Bash League, with the latter declaring she was a "female Chris Gayle" after signing with Perth Scorchers.

"I'm a big hitter, I'll hit sixes," Dottin said at the time.

Cooper was promoted up the order in her side's semi-final win over New Zealand, with NZ skipper Suzie Bates admitting it surprised her.

West Indies captain Taylor, keen to keep Australia guessing, wouldn't rule out shuffling her batting order again.

"In T20s you have to be flexible. You only have 20 overs," she said.

"Depending on what the situation is, you see which batter is suitable.

"We needed somebody to come in and push and I think she (Cooper) did just that."

Lanning noted her side was relaxed but focused on the eve of the decider.

"Each tournament is very different. It's hard to compare the last three to the build-up to this game," Lanning said.

"We haven't spoken about it (the prospect of winning four consecutive World T20s) a lot within the group.

"It's a big occasion."