The West Indies will face India in Match 34 of the 2019 World Cup in Manchester, which is a game that must win for the first. The Caribbean side will know that, even to have an outside chance of qualifying for the semifinals, they will have to win all the remaining games, starting with the game against India.
They will miss the services of the protagonist Andre Russell, who was excluded from the tournament due to his long knee injury. The West Indies are also sweating from the injury of starter Evin Lewis.
They will have to come up with something special to beat Team India, which is undefeated in the World Cup so far. After receiving a big scare from Afghanistan, Virat Kohli’s men will know that no team can be taken lightly in this tournament.
The team will be animated with the form of Mohammed Shami, who took a hat-trick when he returned to the team. However, they will be interested in the form of KL Rahul and Vijay Shankar.
It will also be interesting to see how MS Dhoni looks after his business, especially after receiving criticism from Sachin Tendulkar for his slow batting against Afghanistan.
Sheldon Cottrell vs Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
Sheldon Cottrell has provided advances to the West Indies with the new ball more often than not in the World Cup. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will have to face their task against the harvester on the left arm.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal vs Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer had an advantage over the Indian spinners the last time the two teams met. Hetmyer separated Chahal and Kuldeep in the 5-game ODI series that was played in India last year. It will seek to attack the spin duo from the beginning.
Who will win today’s game?
The West Indies are facing an arduous task against an Indian team in form and it will take a Herculean effort even to close the match. Expect India to continue its winning run at the 2019 World Cup with a convincing victory over the West Indies today.
Cricket betting tips and match predictions
Who will win the Toss? – India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Shai Hope (West Indies)
Best Bowling Player (Wickets Taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies)
Most of the six: older than 13.5 or younger than 13.5 Hardik Pandya (India), Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies)
Man of the Player – Jasprit Bumrah
Team results Batting first – India 320+, West Indies 270+
Match Handicap India