West Indies skipper Jason Holder says his team has the potential to show their skills’ in the upcoming match against India.
As the league phase hits the home stretch, India will look to ensure a smooth way into the semi-finals with yet another victory. The Men in Blue third in the points table with 9 points from five matches and need just one more victory to advance to the knockouts stage in world cup finals. For more information about betting on the match Please click here
West Indies had a good start to their World Cup campaign as they thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets in their first opening match. But ever since after that win, West Indies have failed to spring wins and they are lacking at the eighth position in the tournament standings.
Date: 27th June(Thursday)
Time: 5:30 AM(West Indies), 3:00 PM(IST) and 10:30 AM(England)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Overall: India and West Indies have faced off on 126 times with West Indies leading 59-62 apart from 2 tied encounters.
In World Cup: Both these sides have met 8 times in the World Cup and India hold a 5-3 lead over the West Indies.
In England: India hold a slender 3-2 lead over the Windies with respect to games played till now in England.
The India perspective in the game:
Key Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli
The Indian batsmen going to be in good after practicing a lot in the nets and they’ll be looking to make up for it with a strong performance against the West Indies who lack good spin bowling actions. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will be looking to make some runs like they did last time against Pakistan in this venue while skipper Virat Kohli will look to get his first hundred of this tournament.
India will be looking for skipper MS Dhoni to get back his scoring form and hope that Vijay Shankar settles well into his role as the No.4 batsman for the tomorrow match.
Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.
TheWest Indies perspective in the game:
Key Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, and Shimron Hetmyer
As Evin Lewis’ hamstring injury adds to the worries of the Caribbean camp who have already been struck a huge blow due to the injury of Andre Russell which has ruled him out of the tournament. Chris Gayle and Shai Hope will have to assume the bulk of the scoring while Shimron Hetmyer might have to provide the boost during the middle period alongside Nicholas Pooran.
Sunil Ambris, Russell’s replacement might find a place in the side if the need arises although Darren Bravo is the good option to replace Lewis.
Predicted playing XI
Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, and Oshane Thomas.