West Indies is one of the most liked team for India.When ever they are low on morale ,BCCI organises a west Indian tour to reinstall some confidence in team India.India has tremendous record against team India in recent past.Recently when Windies had visited India,it was almost a whitewash.It didn’t happen due to saga between Board and players regarding salaries.
India are in a comfortable position along with SA in pool B.A win against West Indies will confirm a place in quarters.Another reason for India to win is to lead the table at the end league stage. In pool A,Position number 4 quite open and there could be Bangladesh occupying the slot.Probability for Bangladesh coming to quarters is minimal but ,it cannot be neglected.Even if England qualifies.It wouldn’t a tough for India to win against England considering the current forms of both the teams.
Bhuvi or Shami
Shami was rested for Afghan match and was replaced by Bhuvi. Bhuvi has bowled very well against Afghanistan and now after shami retaining full fitness,India is in dilemma to choose in between the two.Bhuvi has fair record against west indies and especially against Gayle who is major clog between victory and team India.It is very interesting to see whom dhoni chooses.
All Indian batsmen have made enough Impact in this WC except Dhoni. Dhoni didnt get a chance against Afghanisthan to make his presence.Experts opine that he should come up the order for this match and Spend abundant time at the middle.
India cannot be Complacent against West Indies as most of West Indian players are well acquainted to Indian attack due to Ipl.They are unpredictable team for the tournament.They started their journey very poor by losing against Ireland.Their place in the pool is not stable and a win against India may completely change Complexion of the table.
This event is going to take place at Waka which is known for its unusual bounce.But,it behaved Completely in contrast manner and produced some high scoring games
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Ambati Rayudu.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Sulieman Benn, Nikita Miller, Jerome Taylor, Johnson Charles.