Virat Kohli received the toss and selected to bat towards the West Indies in Manchester on Thursday as India look to maneuver nearer to wrapping up an early World Cup semi-final spot.
The 2-time champions, who’re unbeaten of their six outings up to now, together with a washed-out recreation, fielded an unchanged aspect after their slender victory towards Afghanistan.
Kohli urged his workforce to fine-tune the tough edges so they’re extra ruthless.
“It appears to be like like a tough wicket. We’ve obtained two wrist-spinners. It’s a used pitch so we see it drying out and slowing down within the latter half of the match,” Kohli mentioned at a sunny Previous Trafford.
“I would like extra software from the batsmen. When it’s a 50/60-run partnership, we wish the batsmen to work arduous on making it an enormous one so the opposition can’t get again into the sport.”
West Indies, who’ve managed only one win from six video games, have made two adjustments to their beginning line-up after their heartbreaking five-run defeat to New Zealand on Saturday.
Injured Evin Lewis and Ashley Nurse make means for Sunil Ambris and Fabian Allen.
Skipper Jason Holder admitted he would have batted first had he received the toss however mentioned the bowlers ought to take early benefit of the Previous Trafford wicket.
“We wished to bat too but when there’s something within the wicket it’s most likely first up,” he mentioned. “We’re getting nearer and nearer. I’ve challenged the blokes to place collectively a whole recreation.”
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wkt), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (wkt), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Ambris, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Richard Illingworth (ENG)
TV umpire: Michael Gough (ENG)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)