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India need to win against the West Indies

Posted on July 5, 2013 by Selby There have been 0 comments


 

PORT OF SPAIN FRIDAY

 

Following two defeats on the run, India need to get organised as they go into a crucial match against the West Indies in the Tri-series  today.

Cricket Memorabilia has been available throughout the series and a number of Signed cricket bats, autographs, tour material, sports photographs and scorecards are available

The Champions Trophy winners are under pressure as they found it difficult to come to terms with the changing conditions, if the two-paced Caribbean wickets were not enough to trouble the Indian side, injury to skipper Singh Dhoni has only made the job more difficult for them.

Friday's contest comes as a huge challenge and test for the leadership quality of Virat Kohli, who is being considered as a future captain of the country.

Kohli's tactics during the defeat against Sri Lanka proved insufficient and it will be interesting to see how he leads  his team in the pressure match, where a defeat will almost certainly mean the campaign end.
West Indies are well placed  with nine points, thanks to 2 wins from as many matches while Sri Lanka in second place on 5 points. Both teams have managed to win  bonus points.

Victory today will keep India  in the competition. Their defeat would send the hosts into the final and from there, India's chances to qualify will be by no means assured.

First and foremost, India would need a favour from the West Indies that the hosts beat Sri Lanka in their final league match on Sunday and then India will have to beat the Asian neighbours on Tuesday in a certain number of overs to make it to the final
India's victory on Friday will keep the tournament open as all three teams will have a chance to book a place in the title clash.
India need Shikhar Dhawan to provide a solid opening along with Rohit Sharma, who is the only one so far from the side to score his half-century.

The bowlers struggled to find length against Sri Lanka and repeat of the same will be disaster against the high scoring Caribbean side.

Chris Gayle is always a big threat and his opening partner Johnson Charles has also given a good account of himself. Kieron Pollard in the middle and Darren Sammy in the lower order are also capable of taking the game away from the opposition on their day.

India may not select Shami Ahmed and could bring back Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. It is also unlikely that Ambati Rayudu will get his debut match in the crucial game.

For West Indies, captain Dwayne Bravo is likely to return to the side, having missed the India match due to injury.

Cricket collectables will be attending signings throughout the weekend and look forward to seeing some great sports memorabilia

 

India Team

Virat Kohli (Capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Shami Ahmed and R Vinay Kumar.

West Indies Team

Dwayne Bravo (Capt.), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Jason Holderm, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, and Devon Smith.

 

 

Tony Selby


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