Watch India vs West Indies cricket live online: ICC T20 World Cup 2016 semis, streaming video link
India vs West Indies ICC T20 World Cup 2016 second semifinal match is going to be of great interest for the whole cricketing world. There is huge excitement surrounding this match due to multiple reasons.
Both India and West indies have played exceptionally well in the tournament thus far. While there may be some issues with the team India’s bowling, people are sure this is not going to be a problem given excellent batting and fielding that India boast.
Indian batting line up is among the best. Not just batting line-up is great, there is another advantage that India enjoys over others, a never say die attitude.
Virat Kohli, who is the captain of the test team has shown that he is a man who can perform under tremendous pressure. People claim that ‘Kohli load nhi leta’ or he is not burdened by any pressure. He is the man who comes with coolest mind on the ground and the way he has performed under immense pressure in matches against Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh shows that he is the man of the moment.
His exemplary performance against Australia won India a spot in semifinals. Except for his knock of 82-rusn India would have been out of the tournament by now.
If India boast of Kohli and Dhoni, West Indies have also big hitters. Gayle is someone who is feared by bowlers of all teams. Be it spinner or pace bowler, he doesn’t spare anyone. Nonetheless Indian fans believe that Ashwin can tame hi. In all T20s so far, Ashwin has dismissed Gayle four times in nine innings. Gayle has taken 57 runs from 70 balls. Ashwin has bowled 51 of those 70 deliveries in the Powerplay. Bowled, caught, stumped, lbw – Ashwin has got Gayle in every possible way.
A report in Cricinfo says, “In the past, Ashwin relied on slowing the pace against Gayle, aware of the lack of feet movement from the batsman. Gayle would also be aware of Ashwin wanting to stick to a straight line on off stump and surprising him with the carrom ball. What Gayle wants – length where he can utilise his reach – will possibly not be granted”.
Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)
MS Dhoni*†, R Ashwin, JJ Bumrah, S Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, RA Jadeja, V Kohli, Mohammed Shami, P Negi, A Nehra, MK Pandey, HH Pandya, AM Rahane, SK Raina, RG Sharma
West Indies Squad
DJG Sammy*, S Badree, SJ Benn, CR Brathwaite, DJ Bravo, J Charles, CH Gayle, JO Holder, E Lewis, AR Nurse, D Ramdin†, AD Russell, MN Samuels, LMP Simmons, JE Taylor
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