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India’s “cheat meal” according to ESPNCricinfo didn’t quite materialise. West Indies’ aspirations for a big campaign hasn’t materialised either, making this a battle between two sides looking to prove a point.

India less so, given their strong start to the tournament. However, they would be first to admit they were well under par against Afghanistan, putting in a performance that confirmed the need for greater output from their middle order. Even though the Windies remain a very slight chance of making the Semi Finals, it can be safe to assume that they will play with nothing to lose. India, as Sri Lanka showed England last week, can’t afford to take this one lightly.

It has been a disappointing campaign for West Indies. Despite their low ODI ranking – which required them to qualify in Zimbabwe last year, the Windies were expected to give things a shake with some big names back in the side. One of the big names – Andre Russell – has now been put out of his misery and is out of the tournament, putting an end to what was an underwhelming campaign with the bat. After close losses against Australia and New Zealand, can the Windies pick up a big scalp here?

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Key to an India win

India’s batting against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan were all underpinned by one key factor – big runs from their top order. Against Afghanistan, though, it was a different story, with top scorer Virat Kohli out in the middle overs leaving the middle order with work to do. The lack of strike rotation that followed is an area India will look to address, especially if they are needed to put on a good score. Indeed, India’s top three remain crucial to their chances, and how they handle any swing from Sheldon Cottrell early can help set the tone.

Also read: Did Bangladesh’s middle order upstage India’s in their game against Afghanistan?

Also, India’s bowling depth came to the fore against Afghanistan. It takes a special display to have Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick as the second best performance, behind the excellent Jasprit Bumrah who again confirmed why he is the world’s best bowler across formats. How they overcome the Windies’ power game will be key, as well as Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer, who were mighty impressive in India last year. Can the seamers set up the platform for the spinners to build more pressure?

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Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/IDI via Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 34: Bumrah continues to amaze.

Key to a West Indies win

The Windies have to ramp up the pressure on India’s bowlers. Their power players know no other way, which makes Shai Hope crucial in holding the innings together. Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer were in irresistible touch against New Zealand, but the middle order collapse created the need for a miracle if they were to win. Carlos Brathwaite nearly delivered in an incredible innings, but the Windies now need a good batting performance across the 50 overs.

Also, can Sheldon Cottrell lead the way as the Windies look to inflict damage on India’s top order? His ability to swing the ball prodigiously against New Zealand is something to be encouraged by, as it is an avenue to test India’s top three. However, who will provide the support? Jason Holder is more of an economical option, so can Oshane Thomas rediscover some of the form from earlier in the tournament? Can the Windies get a good shot at India’s middle order, off the back of executing well against Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in particular?

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Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 34: Can West Indies bounce back after heartbreak vs NZ?

Pitch and conditions

“Weather in Manchester” almost broke Google back on June 16. However, there is no need for concerns now, with conditions expected to be nice and sunny. The pitch has been pretty good for batting in Manchester so far in CWC 2019, with the latest match an absolute thriller between Windies and New Zealand.

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India could look to stick with the same team, even though they might be tempted to bring in Rishabh Pant, possibly for Vijay Shankar.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2. KL Rahul, 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Vijay Shankar, 5. MS Dhoni (wk), 6. Kedar Jadhav, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. Mohammed Shami, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Yuzvendra Chahal, 11. Jasprit Bumrah

Andre Russell is out of the tournament for West Indies and Evin Lewis is in doubt with a hamstring niggle, which might mean Sunil Ambris gets a run.

West Indies: 1. Chris Gayle, 2. Sunil Ambris/Evin Lewis, 3. Shai Hope (wk), 4. Nicholas Pooran, 5. Shimron Hetmyer, 6. Jason Holder, 7. Carlos Brathwaite, 8. Ashley Nurse, 9. Kemar Roach, 10. Oshane Thomas, 11. Sheldon Cottrell

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 8, India 5, West Indies 3.
  • India are still unbeaten in CWC 2019.
  • The last time these two sides met in ODIs was in 2018, where India won the series 3-1 at home.

Match Prediction

West Indies will go hard in this game, but India should have too much quality in this one. India to win.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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