Update: West Indies beat India by 7 wickets to advance to the Final.
The stage has been set. India is in yet another World Cup T20 Semifinal after a hard-fought win in the group stage. The Boys in Blue are all set to take on the hard-hitting Windies in one thriller of a match.
The nail-biting semifinal will be played on the sprawling Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is the same stadium which hosted the World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka in 2011, which India won in emphatic fashion.
India Vs West Indies – Brief Analysis
India go into the match without the big-hitting Yuvraj Singh who suffers from an ankle injury that ruled him out. This means that Ajinkya Rahane or Manish Pandey will get an entry into the playing XI.
Also, since Shikhar Dhawan has been in poor form of late, he may be replaced as well. There is no confirmation yet and we would come to know of the selection only when it is time for the toss. Meanwhile, it is believed that there will be no shuffle in the rest of the Indian squad.
West Indies has retained the same squad throughout the series, only resting Chris Gayle in their last encounter against Afghanistan. The Caribbean team led by Darren Sammy has so far had a successful outing, winning 3 of their 4 games – losing only to Afghanistan in a match that did not matter. They will be expected to come hard at India from ball 1.
There are match winners in either side and it will be exciting to see who wins this huge clash of the titans.
The India Vs West Indies match will be telecasted live on the Star Sports Network at 07:00 PM (IST). The pre-match coverage and analysis starts at 05:30 PM.