Pitch and conditions by Mike Atherton and Ian Bishop: “Same pitch as the one between New Zealand and West Indies. The square boundaries a bit shorter, but the dimensions don’t play such a big role,” says Athers. Bishop: “Generally, it looks like a good surface. The slower ball, cutters work. I expect some turn out of the footmarks. Not a cloud out in the sky, I will presume whoever wins the toss will bat first”
Virat Kohli: “We have two wrist-spinners, and hopefully a few rough patches for them to exploit. I think shot-selection and bit more application when they are set (for the team). Same team.”
Jason Holder: “We would have liked to have bowled too, but if the pitch will do anything, it will probably be first up. Two changes for us: Sunil Ambris and Fabian Allen are in, for Ashley Nurse and Evin Lewis”
Watch WI v Ind cricket highlights videos today – 34th match, ICC Cricket World Cup from Old Trafford, Manchester (England) Thursday, 27-6-2019.
India v West Indies Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Points Table
India won the toss and elected to bat.
1 Rohit Sharma,2 KL Rahul,3 Virat Kohli (captain),4 Vijay Shankar,5 Kedar Jadhav,6 MS Dhoni (wk),7 Hardik Pandya,8 Mohammad Shami,9 Kuldeep Yadav,10 Yuzvendra Chahal,11 Jasprit Bumrah.
West Indies team
1 Chris Gayle,2 Sunil Ambris,3 Shai Hope (wk),4 Nicholas Pooran,5 Shimron Hetmyer,6 Jason Holder (captain),7 Carlos Brathwaite,8 Fabian Allen,9 Kemar Roach,10 Sheldon Cottrell,11 Oshane Thomas.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Umpires – Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Michael Gough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Aleem Dar
Match number – ODI no. 4175