T20 World Cup 2016 – India vs West Indies (31st March) Cricinfo Live Streaming, Cricinfo Live Score, Match Predictions, Highlights



T20 World Cup 2016 – India vs West Indies (31st March) Cricinfo Live Streaming, Match Predictions, Highlights

2nd Semifinal will be played between India vs West Indies It will be played at Stadium of Mumbai, day night match. Indian team defeat Australia in last match of Cricket world Cup. The head-to-head record between both teams in Twenty20 internationals is an even 2-2. The teams haven't met since 2014 tour of west indies in India, and ahead of the their semi-final match-up on 31stMarch at the Wankhede Stadium there are many match-ups that could a vital role in deciding which way the pendulum of fortune swings.

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India: Yuvraj Singh has got injured an ankle in the previous game against Australia and the left-hander has been replaced by Manish Pandey. Pandey, with his ability to play the big shots as well as rotate strike effectively, might be the perfect substitute for Yuvraj in the batting order, but it robs the hosts of a player who can bowl some overs if needed. Bringing in Ajinkya Rahane looks unlikely, too, given Dhoni's preference to playing the right-hander at the top of the order rather than at the middle.

If India are keen on playing someone who can give them more with the ball, Pawan Negi could get a look in. Harbhajan Singh's experience in Mumbai could also tempt the management into giving the offspinner a go.

West Indies: Andre Fletcher was ruled out of the tournament with a hamstring injury he suffered against Afghanistan. He has been replaced by Lendl Simmons, who having played for Mumbai Indians, offers the side some vital experience in familiar conditions.

Nehra vs Chris Gayle 

Nehra, 37, has made a good habit of striking during the Powerplay since he came back to the team in January. His fast line or length pace has troubled all teams he's bowled against this year, and Gayle has singled Nehra out as the bowler to be wary of, apart from Ravi Chandran Ashwin. In his T20I career, one that spans 48 matches, Gayle has been dismissed by left-arm fast bowlers just 5 times. Gayle's approach in the IPL is generally to take time to set on the crease and then take off. Whatever approach he takes, watching Gayle vs Nehra promises to be exciting in this match.

Bravo vs Dhoni 

Bravo and Dhoni were team-mates at CSK for 8 years and know each other's game very well. Bravo is a proven wicket-taker but he tends to expand a lot of runs, as a T20I career economy rate of 8.32 shows. In this Cricket World Cup Twenty20, however, his economy rate is 6.78 from 16 overs and he has given two well performances: 2/7 in two last overs against Lanka and 1/10 during the same against South Africa. MSD is finisher known to lift his game at the back end overs of matches, and so how Bravo fares against him on a splendid batting that will be very interesting to watch.

Pandya vs Russell

Both are allrounders in their team, both can hit hard and both have key roles to play for their teams at the death as pace bowlers. Russell has been more of a successful than Pandya in his career, and Sammy has spoken of his success in ICC and IPL events. This time around, 7 wickets attest to this. Though far removed from Russell in physique, Pandya has a hint of swagger in some things he does on the field. His last over against Bangladesh in Bangalore, when he had 11 runs to defend and surprized out Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim in successive deliveries after being hit for 2 fours, has spiked Pandya's confidence. How Russell and Pandya head to head in such a big-ticket match - Dhoni said in his recent interview in Bangalore that Pandya had never been under such pressure in his India career - could be massively influential on the fortunes of both teams. It’s been very interesting to watch against each other.

Teams:

India : Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami, Harbhajan Singh.

West Indies : Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Carlos Brathwaite, Lendl Simmons, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Evin Lewis, Jerome Taylor, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder

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