first_imgWest Indies last won against India in World Cups in 1992.India’s last encounter against West Indies in England in World Cups was 1983.West Indies will be eliminated if they lose to India in Old Trafford. highlights New Delhi: The contest between India and West Indies is an interesting match-up when it comes to momentum. In the clash against Afghanistan, Virat Kohli’s side was given an almighty scare by the discipline of the Afghan side and it needed a special hat-trick from Mohammed Shami and the brilliance in the death overs of Jasprit Bumrah to help India win by 11 runs. On the other hand, West Indies faced a massive heartbreak against New Zealand. Carlos was already ‘Remember the Name’ Brathwaite when he hit four consecutive sixes in the 2016 World T20 Final against England to etch his name in history. In Manchester, Brathwaite was on the cusp of a legendary feat when he smashed a century but in the quest for glory, his lofted shot found Trent Boult near the boundary and the West Indies dream ended by five runs.Brathwaite’s expression and the morale-shattering nature of the loss have put West Indies on the edge. A loss against India will end their chances of reaching the semi-final. On the other hand, India would be aiming to avoid a slip-up as the race for the playoffs intensify. So far, the bowling and the batting have clicked for Kohli’s side. Against Afghanistan, they were tested and Kohli would be happy that Kedar Jadhav’s fifty gave the middle order some buffer.With India getting a good test, Kohli’s side would be aiming to sustain the momentum while the West Indies will be aiming to add more spice in the race for the playoffs by beating India, something which they have not done for 27 years in this tournament. For India, the clash against the West Indies in England will evoke memories of nostalgia. It was in this country, 36 years ago, in the month of June that Kapil Dev’s side defeated the-then two-time champions at Lord’s by 43 runs to become champions for the first time.Team combinationsIndia will head into the match unchanged, with Mohammed Shami securing his spot after the hat-trick against Afghanistan. For the West Indies, Andre Russell’s departure will be a big blow. However, Carlos Brathwaite’s exploits have shown that the West Indies power-hitting is in safe hands.India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahWest Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Sheldon CottrellWho will win?On current form, looking at team morale and current form, India is winning the contest against West Indies, who are fighting for survival.Weather and pitchThe build-up to the game has been marred by rain. The weather for Thursday is fine with no rain. A high of 27 degrees should make it an ideal English summer.StatisticsWest Indies has not beaten India for the last 27 years in a World Cup. On current form, the West Indies can put up a fight. However, when it comes to pressure situations, India holds the edge.Stadium and timingsThe match will be played at Old Trafford and the match will begin at 3:00 PM IST.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img Related Stories Boston College 1-hits Syracuse in 3rd game of weekend series sweep Published on May 1, 2016 at 9:07 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 The Boston College dugout erupted after Jessie Daulton belted a two-run double off the “New York’s College Team” sign in center field. It was only the third inning, but the hit — already BC’s 10th — gave the Eagles a 5-0 lead.But that would be the end of Boston College’s offensive threat. Syracuse’s Jocelyn Cater relieved AnnaMarie Gatti in the next inning and shut down the red hot Eagles. She came in with two runners on and just one out, but struck out back-to-back hitters to end the inning. Her second strikeout had Taylor Coroneos fishing for a ball in the dirt.“You’re just trying to stop the bleeding at that point,” SU head coach Mike Bosch said. “To her credit, (Cater) was much more confident on the mound today.”Despite Boston College’s (28-21, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) 6-0 win over Syracuse (27-24, 9-14) on Sunday at SU Softball Stadium, Cater silenced the Eagles’ offense. In 3 2/3 innings of work, she allowed two hits and one run to a team that had had back-to-back multi-run innings.In the series opener on Saturday, Cater allowed seven runs on 11 hits across four innings. She left balls up in the zone, walked three batters and hit two en route to earning her ninth loss of the season. On Sunday, though, she had much better command of her pitches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCater worked inside and outside effectively, inducing soft grounders and fly balls. Regardless of the count, she went to her changeup much more than she did Saturday to keep BC hitters off balance.“Generally I haven’t been comfortable with the change(up) on 3-2,” Cater said, “but that’s kind of what we had to do for them. We risked a couple walks just to mix it up because that’s how we got to them. They were hitting everything we had.”She did walk three, but she located her fastball and changeup well. BC hitters were aggressive all game, not afraid to swing at pitches off the plate or early in the count. They were also anxious at times, rolling over grounders or leaning forward on swing-and-misses down in the zone.In the seventh inning, Cater induced three consecutive fly outs against Annie Murphy, Tatiana Cortez and Chloe Sharabba — BC’s two, three and four hitters. The trio had a combined five hits on the day, but Cater sent them down in order.Cortez, whose .374 batting average ranks second on the team, had hit Cater hard on Saturday. Whether Cater threw it inside, outside, high or low, Cortez “rocketed it.” So during one at-bat, Cater threw Cortez four consecutive changeups. It worked.“I just thought that she had command of it and with their bigger hitter up, they had been sitting on the hard stuff all day,” said assistant coach Kristyn Sandberg, SU’s pitch caller. “The last thing you’re going to expect is four changeups in a row.”While Cater didn’t get a decision, she relieved Gatti and kept BC at bay. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more