The mega tournament that we get to see only once in 4 years is finally here and is being played in England & Wales. Unlike previous world cups, this WC is being played in the round-robin format and will witness the match between the Caribbeans West Indies take on the two time World cup winners India on 27th June at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
Pitch Report & Toss Prediction:
We could expect swing in the start of both the innings. So there be a slower start for the batsman which could lead to early wickets and a low target. Average runs scored on the ground is 260. The winning the toss should bowl first and look for those early wickets to create pressure.
If West Indies win the Toss:
The Caribbean side has power hitter in their side till the their number 9 batting line up. Depth in their batting will ease off the pressure. With likes of Andre Russell in the ODI side he can add another 100runs in the last 10overs. Shai Hope is the key player to the side and his early wicket could cost them a lot. West Indies will definitely look to chase on a pitch like this.
If India win the Toss:
India is filled with experienced players and some of the best players in this tournament. We can expect early swing in the bowling innings. Bowler like Shami and Bhuvineshwar will be the front line bowling attackers in the power play. Followed by the best bowler in the world Jasprit Bumrah. We cold also see Hardik Pandya bowling all his overs in this match. With such quality bowlers in the side they wont mind either bowling or batting first.
Predicted Playing XI:
Key Players for West Indies:
Kemar Roach: Early swing and Pace attack in the bowling department is going to be the key in this match. With such a condition Roach is going to be the most valuable player in the West Indies bowling attack. He is also a well-experienced player in the side who has played previously in the world cup.
Key Player for India:
We could expect early wickets in the match due to swing at an early stage. At this situation, the former captain is the best to play as he’s well experienced at crucial stages. The key is to maintain his wicket till the end of the innings and getting the team to a decent target.
Our Cricket Match Prediction:
Our match prediction goes with India. A strong side and they know how come out of tough situations. We Predict MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya to play a match-winning performance. Shai Hope will also contribute and could score a century but will be on the losing side.