|ICC T20 World Cup 2014|
||vs|| West Indies
ScheduleThursday, 28 October 2021 at 04:13 GMT / 05:13 UK / 09:43 IST
The ICC World T20 2012 Champions, West Indies, will be playing their first game of the tournament against the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 title holders India. The Blue Shirts took off smartly as they won their opening encounter against their arch rivals Pakistan by a hefty margin of seven wickets. Their team beat their counterparts in every department of the game and they look in a dangerous mood. The Caribbeans have their tails as they demolished the visiting English squad in the T20 series at 2-1 and they will try to maintain their form in the current tournament.
Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan were the key batsmen of India and performed excellently against Pakistan whereas Amit Mishra and Ravichandran Ashwin will be difficult to handle.
Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle are threatening batsmen while Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine will be their wicket taking bowlers.
Cloudy with chances of rain and the temperatures around 22-32ᵒC
The winning captain will go for fielding
A positive surface for a thrilling encounter
India - MS Dhoni (C), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh.
West Indies - Darren Sammy (C), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuel, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.
Team India is favourite to win the game