On June 27 the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness a battle between favourite India and the underdog West Indies. While India are still unbeaten in the tournament with four wins from their five games where the game against New Zealand was called off. On the other hand, West Indies have registered only one win so far from their six games. It would be interesting to see whether India could maintain their winning streak or West Indies become successful to break it.
Both the teams have met 8 times in the history of ICC World Cup where India registered wins 5 times and West Indies 3. The result clearly shows the dominance of India over the West Indies.
Predicted Playing 11
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cotterell, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas
Weather and pitch report
The weather will be clear tomorrow and fans can enjoy a full 50-over game. The pitch is slightly dry which certainly help the spinners.
Prediction for match result
The pressure will be on both the sides, though more will be on West Indies as they need to win the game to keep their little hope alive to qualify for the semi-finals. On the other hand, India are in a quite good position and will try to keep their winning momentum on so that they could seal their berth for the semi-finals.
In conclusion, this India vs West Indies game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 should go in India’s favour. Even though India’s in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan’s exclusion could create a problem, they have a couple of players who can handle the situation pretty well. On the other hand, West Indies will not get the service of their star all-rounder Andre Russell who has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. That might affect their game.