India vs West Indies on festival of colors - holi is one of the rarest phenomenon. Incidentally, the last time the two teams met was a the World Cup 2011 was also a Holi day.
There have been a lot of surprises at this World Cup 2015 and Indian Team have come out of the blue to take on the toughest teams like South Africa with their bowling and fielding as well. It can be said that Mohit Sharma started it all when his perfect throw ran-out AB de Villiers. Then there was another moment of brilliance in the field by Umesh Yadav. He ran-out David Miller.
Captain Cool - MS Dhoni
Mahinder Singh Dhoni has worked hard on his strategies and planning to change things in the fielding and bowling point of view and things seem to come up right as we see the Indian tema fight it out in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. When a opposite batsman sees the likes of Raina, Kohli, Rohit and Rahane around them, their scoring shots go down.
As they say catches, good fielding win matches and does release a lot of pressure off the team. The other hand of the coin is that even bowlers also put in a lot of effort after watching their fielders putting in a dive to save the runs. When India take field against West Indies, they will once again hope to put up a great show in the field.
Lets Look at the Teams (IND vs WI)
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Ambati Rayudu.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Sulieman Benn, Nikita Miller, Jerome Taylor, Johnson Charles.
West Indies Won the Toss and Elected to Bat
West Indies team have won the toss and will take the bat first, Dhoni said he was confident with the team's strength and will be able to give a fight even while chasing. And as he said, it looked like it was a day for bowlers as Shami removed Dwayne Smith in the fifth over. West Indies 8/1.
Chris Gayle Survives - 2 Catches Dropped in 2 Overs
And as we said that India have improved on their fielding, they show that they haven't, On Shami's bowling Yadav dived in and the ball poped out of the hand, the very next over it was opposite as first
Shami dropped on Yadav's Bowling. Will this be another twist in the tale?
No, India are safe as after a short series of shots, Chris Gayle looses focus and gives his wicket to Shami, West Indies 35/3. Umesh Yadav comes into attack and Ramdin faces his first ball, and he's OUT! Bowled first ball, West Indies 35/4.
As the bowlers change and field spreads, its Mohit Sharma and Ashwani in bowling partnership and after a batting partnership of about 9 overs, West Indies loose their fifth wicket for 67 runs. Mohit Sharma takes his first wicket.
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