Host nation India mentioned as the favourite of this ICC world twenty20 from the beginning of the tournament. Cause of their performance & familiar environment. Though they first match losing in Group round match against New Zealand made the fans disappointed but they played professional cricket against Pakistan, Bangladesh & Australia and achieve win to qualify for the Semifinals. On the other hand, Caribbean’s losing against Afghanistan in their last match was very surprising but didn’t hamper their qualification for this knockout stage. Most of the predictors saying that which will win this match having more chance to win this trophy of 2016. Both team won T20 world cup single times. Indian IPL made their cricketers professional and Caribbean players are the first choice for every league. This is why, it’s a big twenty20 match to watch.
Match between: India Vs West Indies
Match type: T20
Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup
Date: 31 March 2016
Time: 14:00pm GMT, 7:30pm (IST), 7:00pm (BDT), 8:00pm (PKT)
Stadium: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Address: Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Seating capacity: 33,108
India: Star Sports, DD national
Pakistan: PTV Sports
Bangladesh: BTV, GAZI TV
Sri Lanka: SLRC
South Africa: SuperSports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
New Zealand: Sky Sports
USA: Willow TV, ESPN3
Afghanistan: Ariana TV Network
Tickets range: Rs 500 to Rs 35,000.
India: MS Dhoni (C &Wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Mohammad Shami, Pawan Negi
Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Ravichandran Ashwin
West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Sulieman Benn, Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Denesh Ramdin, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Andre Russell, Jerome Taylor, Lendl Simmons
Possible XI: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy (C), Andre Russel, Ramdin (WK), Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Denesh Sulieman Benn.
Head to Head:
Match played: 4
India won: 2
West Indies won: 2
Match draw: 0
Last 5 Matches:
27 March 2016: Australia ( 160/6) vs India ( 161/4) (w)
23 March 2016: India ( 146/7) vs Bangladesh ( 145/9) (w)
19 March 2016: Pakistan ( 118/5) vs India ( 119/4) (w)
15 March 2016: New Zealand ( 126/7) vs India ( 79/10) (L)
06 March 2016: Bangladesh (120/5) vs India ( 122/2) (W)
27 March 2016: Afghanistan (123/7) vs West Indies (117/8) (L)
25 March 2016: South Africa (122/8) vs West Indies (123/7) (w)
20 March 2016: Sri Lanka (122/9) vs West Indies (127/3) (w)
16 March 2016: England (182/6) vs West Indies (183/4) (w)
11 November 2015: Sri Lanka (139/10) v West Indies (162/6) (w)
Prediction: It will be a very tight match but possible winner is India
Is any single batsman of West Indies become fire then no one team having chance to win over them. Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Bravo, Ramdin, Samuels, Russel is the key batsman for Caribbeans. Bowling lineup of them is little bit weak right now but their every bowlers are very clever which should to mention. Spin bowl facing weakness would hamper this professional twenty20 team in South Asian environment as well. Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni is the trump card for team India right now as they are performing well right now.