Live Updates, India vs West Indies, CWC 2019
2:35 PM | India won the toss, opted to bat
The 34th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between India and West Indies at the Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday, June 27. India will aim to continue with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence West Indies team at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Riding on Mohammad Shami’s hat-trick, India successfully defended a below par total at a sluggish Rose Bowl wicket in Southampton last Saturday.
Against Windies, Shami is likely to retain his place in the playing XI as India are unlikely to risk playing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was sidelined due to a hamstring injury.
With nine points from five games, India are comfortably positioned in the top four and require two wins out of the remaining four games to book their place in the semi-finals.
West Indies, on the other hand, come into the match in what is a must-win proposition for them on the back of a heart-wrenching five-run loss to New Zealand. The Jason Holder-led side has been quite inconsistent in the tournament so far. They have had moments of brilliance from individuals like Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell but what they have lacked is the team performance.
Squads for match between India and West Indies
Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar.
Probable XI: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yazuvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav.
Squad: 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 XI: Chris Gayle, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas.