India vs West Indies World Cup Live Score
An India-West Indies clash in a World Cup will always evoke nostalgic memories in Indian fans who were fortunate enough to watch the 1983 Finals. Strangely enough, the last time the two sides met in a World Cup was also the last time the World Cup was played in the subcontinent - way back in 1996. India had ended up winning that match fairly comfortably. The World Cup 'head-to-head' for both teams now stands at 3 games each.India vs West Indies Cricket Live Score
India (From): Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Yusuf Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Piyush Chawla, Virender Sehwag, Ashish Nehra, S Sreesanth
West Indies (From): Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, R Sarwan, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Devon Thomas(w), Darren Sammy(c), Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Nikita Miller, Ravi Rampaul, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo
MS DhoniIf our openers can bat as long as possible, it will be good for us. Because, from what we have seen, if Sachin and Viru get going, it is difficult to stop them
The guessing is almost over, but still not quite. At the conclusion of the final match of the league phase, when India and West Indies shake hands, we'll know the exact quarter-final matches for the World Cup 2011.
However, the uncertainty over which teams would make it to the knock-out stage has been eliminated. Fittingly enough, the top 8 teams are going through. The fact that India and West Indies have both qualified for the quarter-finals does not make their match any less important though. For a start, no team likes to lose, and more importantly no team would like to enter a knock-out stage of a World Cup on the back of a loss.
SammyI would not say it is a problem. We would have a different strategy against spin. India have a few spinners and we will look to counter them. We have shown that we can play spin, we have some powerful players and some ball-workers.
Moreover, both sides do not have a win against any of the top nations, with only victories against minnows, and they need the feel-good factor that a top level win will bring.
India Vs West Indies World Cup 2011 encounter in Chennai at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium on March 20th will be the last of the league matches for India. The men in blue will be looking to perform well and win the match to improve their net run rate in Group B. Even though, West Indies and India might not be known as the arch rivals in cricketing world, there's always been great excitement while they play against each other.
Harsha BhogleIndia must convert Harbhajan into an attacking bowler again
Quarter-final Scenarios: The scenarios now are fairly simple. If India beat West Indies, the order of the teams in Group B will be: South Africa, India, England, West Indies. Which would make for the following quarter-final matches: Pakistan vs West Indies, Sri Lanka vs England, Australia vs India and New Zealand vs South Africa.
If West Indies beat India, the Group B order will be: South Africa, West Indies, India, England. This would make for the following quarter-finals: Pakistan vs England, Sri Lanka vs India, Australia vs West Indies, New Zealand vs South Africa.
If the match ends in a tie/no result, the Group B standings will be: South Africa, India, West Indies, England. The quarter-finals would then look like this: Pakistan vs England, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Australia vs India, New Zealand vs South Africa.