Wankhede, Mumbai- The 2nd semifinal match of the WT20 2016 between India and West Indies will be played at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai on 31st March. The match will begin at 7pm IST. After wonderful performances of West Indies against Sri Lanka and England, it is hard to decide or predict who will be the 2nd finalist team between India and West Indies.
Team Strength of West Indies:
West Indies team has the best T20 batting side in the world. They have the batsmen like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, who can change the course of any match.
The main thing is that most of the Caribbean players have the experience and are quite familiar with the Indian conditions as they have played lots of IPL matches in India.
Chris Gayle is the biggest strength of the Caribbean team, Gayle scored 100 runs only in 48 balls earlier in the same World T20 tournament against the English Team.
Team India Strength:
India’s back to back victories against Bangladesh and Australia had helped Team India in gaining confidence. Losing the first T20 Match in ICC T20 World Cup against New Zealand, Team India came back strong in the Tournament.
The Indian team showed a magnificent batting performance against Aussies beating them by 6 wickets in Mohali on Sunday,27 March. Virat Kohli’s heroic batting brought Indian team into the semifinal of the World T-20 cricket tournament. Kohli’s 82-run innings helped Australia beat by six wickets.
The 1-run victory against Bangladesh showed their calm and composure while defending the chase-able score.
The Team India has the experienced and strong bating line-up. Batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Raina, Dhoni make the Indian bating line-up strong and tough for the opponent team. Virat Kohli’s good batting form on the tournament will help team India to play hard against the West Indies Team at Wankhede Stadium today.
Wankhede stadium, Mumbai
Date: 31ST MARCH
Team: India vs West Indies
India– Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey/Ajinkya Rahane/Pawan Negi, M.S Dhoni (Capt&Wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra.
West Indies- Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (Wk), Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (Capt), Carlos Brathwaite, Suliemann Benn, Samuel Badree.
On Similar topic, yesterday Gayle quoted , “No names, just cricket ball, beat it as hard as possible” showing his confidence.
Yesterday Ravi Shastri added, “We’ve played to 70% of our abilities in this tournament. So there are still 30% areas we need to improve, so let’s hope it happens tomorrow.”.
The West Indies’ skipper Darren Sammy was quoted saying, “No not really, have you ever heard of Chris Gayle?”.
With lots of talks, Cricket fans must be excitedly waiting for the crucial Semi-final Match.