West Indies vs India, Match 34 Prediction2019-06-28
Old Trafford, Manchester
Man of the Match: Virat Kohli
?India has nine points from five games. They won four games, while one game against New Zealand ended in a washout.
?Out of six games, West Indies won only one game and the lone game against South Africa abandoned due to heavy rain. They have just three points.
?India won 11 out of last 15 ODI matches against West Indies.
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: India to win this match.
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Unbeaten India will take on unpredictable West Indies team in the 34th match of 2019 World Cup at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Men In blue snatched a close win against minnow Afghanistan side in their previous game. Batting heavy Indian side scored only 224 in the last game. But it’s bowling unit comprising Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami did a remarkable job to defend the lesser score.
India’s key pacer Jasprit Bumrah was awarded man of the match for his outstanding spell, he picked two crucial wickets. Mohammed Shami, who is playing his first match of the tournament bagged Hat-trick in the last over of the game and sealed victory by 11 runs. India’s Mr. consistent, Virat Kohli scored three consecutive fifty-plus scores in last three games, that also includes his 67 runs knock in the previous game. He is playing his part to perfection: by holding the inning in middle over and building it. The Virat Kohli-led side will look to produce another clinical performance and continue their dominant run in World Cup 2019.
On the other hand, West Indies started their World Cup campaign with a bang but after early promise, their campaign deflated as they lost four of their last five games. In their last matches versus New Zealand, Carlos Braithwaite smashed breathtaking century to take his side to an agonizingly close victory but in the end Windies felt short by just five runs. Windies have failed to combine as a team and produce match-winning results in their last few matches. The Windies bowlers also failed to come up with an inspiring performance and proved ineffective versus New Zealand as opponent scored 291 despite losing their openers on a duck.
The major concern for Skipper Jason Holder is inconsistency in their batting and bowling, and that’s the major cause for their failure so far in the event. Few Individual batsmen scored runs in the previous fixtures but there was no regular partnership in batting. At the moment, it’s very difficult for Windies to make it to semis with just three points so far from six games. Even after winning their remaining three games, they would be relying on the results of other teams. However, they will be eager to get their second win in the tournament and keep the Semifinal hopes alive.
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Skipper Jason holder needs to inspire his batsman & bowler to put up a more intense fight against formidable India. Windies side dealt a severe blow ahead of its crucial match against India on Thursday after all-rounder Andre Russell ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a knee injury. The young talented batsmen- Shimron Hetmyer and Nichols Pooran showed some promise in the 2019 World Cup, but they failed to convert the good start. They would be looking to score big. Veteran Chris Gayle has been in great touch in recent times. He scored 691 runs in last 10 ODI innings at an average of 69. He would be looking to provide solid platform up-front.
Shai Hope, the Windies principal player in recent times haven’t produced any performance of note so far in the tournament. He would be the prime weapon for Windies success versus the dominant Indian bowling unit. He holds good record against India, scored 431 runs in 10 innings at an average of 64. The team would be hoping him to anchor the inning and let the other explosive batsmen player around him.
Windies side also possesses great all-rounders of the game -Jason holder and Carlos Braithwaite. They can be very destructive with the bat and effective with the ball
On the bowling front, the pace attack comprising Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Jason holder need to be very disciplined against the star-studded Indian batting line-up. Sheldon Cottrell has been impressive in the tournament; he picked nine-wicket form six games. He possesses great ability to strike early in the powerplay. Spinner Ashly Nurse can offer useful variety in the middle overs.
Kemar Roach, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Ambris , Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Oshane Thomas, Chris Gayle
Jason Holder(c), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shannon Gabriel/Ashly Nurse, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Carlos Braithwaite
In the Previous game, the men in blue were not clinical and they will be hoping to tick all boxes to get their fifth win of the tournament. In batting, the onus will be on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to make the most of the runs. Rohit Sharma has been in tremendous form in the tournament, he scored 320 runs in four innings, that include two century and one fifty. Though he got out on a just score of one versus Afghanistan, he is a world-class player and will be hoping to get a big one against Windies.
Arguably, one of the finest batsmen in ODI Virat Kohli has been very consistent in the tournament. He scored 244 runs in four innings so far in the tournament. Furthermore, he likes to bat against Windies, scored 1840 ODI runs in 32 innings at an average of 70. He will be keen to pose a tough barrier for Windies.
Middle order batsmen – Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni failed quickly in last game and they would be looking to get some runs under their belt.
Bowling wise, Pacer Jasprit Bumrah is very crucial for India. He got great ability to run through opponent batting lineup. He picked seven wickets from four games in the tournament. Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya are also crucial elements with the ball. Spinning duo Kuldeep and Chahal offer useful variety and key breakthrough in the middle overs.
YS Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, JJ Bumrah, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedhar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra chahal.
According to the AccuWeather, the climate in Manchester on Thursday is very promising. It's mostly sunny throughout the day. There is no hint for the rainfall during the course of the game, so the full game is expected.
Since 1 Jan 2000, 397 is the highest Batting score at this venue, while 249 is the average score. The team batting first after winning toss has a better record at this venue, won six times from last 10 games. Also, in the previous games of the tournament, the team batting first won all the matches.
The team winning toss will be looking to bat first and put an opponent under pressure scoring massive first innings runs. We anticipate the team winning toss will definitely wish to bat first.
This will be India's second match at Old Trafford, following their win against Pakistan which they won by 89 runs. Men in blue have been very consistent in the tournament. India got highly ranked batsman and bowler in the ODI. Furthermore, India has the most dangerous and disciplined bowling attack this World Cup. On the other hand, Windies have depth in resources but they lack consistency in batting and bowling. Statically, India holds great ODI win record against Windies.
Thus, India is an outright favorite against West Indies. We predict India will win this match.
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