The ICC WORLD CUP 2019 34th match will be played between India and West Indies at the Old Trafford, Manchester.
West Indies had a good start in this tournament by defeating Pakistan in their very first match but, ever since that win, they lost four matches against Australia, England, Bangladesh, and New Zealand. However, their performance against New Zealand was impressive. For West Indies to qualify for the semi-finals, they need to win all of the three matches against India, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan.
India, on the other hand, has been undefeated so far. India has won four matches against South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and one match against New Zealand was abandoned due to rain. With this confidence and performance, India should win this match easily. India needs just two wins from four matches to qualify for the semi-finals.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle is playing his last World Cup. With just three matches remaining, they need to win all of them to qualify for the semi-finals. Just like Pakistan defeated England, South Africa, and New Zealand, West Indies should also not lose hope and try harder to win all of the matches.
The Old Trafford, Manchester has mostly been good for batting. This pitch favors the team batting in the second innings but, the team winning the toss today may choose to bat first and score a big to make it difficult to chase. Also, maximum wickets on this pitch have been taken by fast bowlers.
The last match on this ground was played between New Zealand and West Indies. In that match, New Zealand made 291 in 50 overs for the loss of 8 wickets and West Indies tried hard to chase the score but lost the match by just 6 runs.
As per the weather report, it would be a brighter day with a gentle breeze blowing. Let’s hope for no rains today.
Total Matches Played 30
Won by First Innings 12
Won by Second Innings 18
No Result / Tie 0
Highest Score 397 by England
Lowest Score 45 by Canada
Average Score 290-320
Average 1st Innings Score 222
Average 2nd Innings Score 196
Previous Match Records
India (336) vs Pakistan (212) – Wickets: Fast bowlers (9) & Spinners (2)
England (397) vs Afghanistan (247) – Wickets: Fast bowlers (11) & Spinners (3)
New Zealand (291) vs West Indies (286) – Wickets: Fast bowlers (16) & Spinners (1)
Head to Head Match Record
Let’s check out India vs West Indies Head to Head match records.
Out of 126 matches, West Indies has won 62 matches, and 59 matches won by India. In overall head to head match record Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh from India and Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope were the top scorers.
Both have faced each other eight times in the World Cup. India has won five matches and three by West Indies.
Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Evin Lewis, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Sunil Ambris, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel.
Probable Playing 11
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
Players To Watch
Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
No injury news.
Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran.
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