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- Event: T20 World Cup 2016
- Match: 2nd Semi Final
- Teams: India vs West Indies
- Time: 19:00 Local | 18:30 PKT | 13:30 GMT
- Date: 31st March, 2016
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The second semifinal of the ICC World T20I 2016 is scheduled on Thursday, 31st March 2016 and it will be India taking on West Indies in this match. Quite similar to New Zealand, West Indies had a straight road down to their qualification for the semis but they lost their last match against the Afghans. Contrarily, India had to wait until their last match against India to qualify for the semis. But it’s a big match and the team that will play well is definitely going to win it.
India started the tournament with a defeat against New Zealand but then they came back strongly against Pakistan and won a close game against Bangladesh and Australia. They have been great chasers and one man who has really stood out throughout this tournament for them is Virat Kohli. Kohli has played some great innings under pressure and that’s what he did in the game against Australia to give his side a berth in the semis.
He played an unbeaten knock of 82 runs and is 3rd highest run getter in this tournament having scored 184 runs so far in 4 matches. There have been good performances from Dhawan, Sharma and Raina as well but they haven’t been so consistent with the bat in this tournament so far. So, if one man is going to stand between West Indies and their place in the finals, it’s going to be Virat Kohli. Also, if India bat second then it will definitely improve their chances of making it to the finals as they have been great in handling pressure chases.
Indian bowlers have done a reasonable job in this tournament and it’s their captain who has utilized the limited resources so well. India will be banking on Pandya, Nehra and Ashwin in the semifinal against West Indies.
Even though West Indies have played superb cricket throughout the tournament and their place in the semifinal is a well-deserved one, they were defeated by Afghanistan in their last match and it would definitely affect them psychologically.
If West Indies have to win it big against India, Chris Gayle and Andre Fletcher will have to play their A game and if they get going then India’s chances to qualify for the final will definitely get reduced. Samuels and Sammy have also played a couple of good knocks in the tournament. So, it could be any of these 4 to play a winning knock for the West Indians in the semifinal. But if they fail, India will be right on top.
Badree and Benn have been bowling quite economically for West Indies in this tournament so far and have picked up wickets as well but they might be managed well by the Indians. Andre Russell is expected to make the real difference with the ball in this important game.
As far as the prediction is concerned, Indians have the home advantage going their way and they will be a lot more confident after their brilliant run-chase against Australia. So, they will be the sure shot favorites to win this one as well.