India is playing with the same winning XI as Bhuvneshwar Kumar is still working on his fitness, India will take on West Indies on Thursday, June 27 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester.
West Indies will also be playing with the same winning squad because their captain hasn’t done any decision for Evin Lewis.
IND vs WI broadcast details
India is now the unbeaten team in this campaign. Their win from Afghanistan by 11 runs last week, proved that they can be dangerous in the World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the World Cup because of a thumb injury. India will look to maintain winning streak and to qualify for semi-finals by defeating West Indies.
IND vs WI Head-to-Head
West Indies has faced India eight times in the ICC campaign. India has won five matches, while West Indies has won three.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
This pitch is advantageous for the team batting first. While bowlers are facing a hard time on this pitch. The weather is clear and there are no chances of rain.
India batting line-up is very strong. Their key batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav have to do a big partnership to win from West Indies. Rohit Sharma will be looking for another innings of 148 runs which was against Pakistan.
Indian bowlers are doing great in this campaign. Muhammad Shami’s first ever hat-trick against Afghanistan proved that Indian bowlers can turn the match to their side at any point in the match. Jasprit Bumrah, Jadeja, Shami, Yadav will be looking for initial breakthrough’s against West Indies to restrict them on a low score.
West Indies have to win all their remaining matches to qualify for semi-finals of this campaign, they started the tournament quiet perfectly by winning from Pakistan. But then they lose many matches in a row.
West Indies top order batsmen are not playing really well to qualify for semi-finals they have to play defensive cricket and not to lose quick wickets. While West Indies bowling is good enough, for a must-win game against India they have to take quick wickets to restrict India on a low score and to beat the unbeaten team in this tournament.Tweets by BCCI