India will take on West Indies in a league match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. All eyes are on the weather, as Team India’s training session on Tuesday was shifted indoors due to wet outfield.
Virat Kohli’s team, after five matches in the ongoing World Cup, is currently at the third position with four wins and one abandoned match. On the other hand, West Indies are at the 8th position with just three points. They have managed to win only one out of six matches they have played in the marquee event.
According to Weather.com, the forecast for the match day is expected to make the fans happy as it would be a sunny day with a gentle breeze blowing. The temperature would be around 26 degree Celsius with low chances of precipitation, which makes the day pleasant for the game.
There’s unlikely to be any change to the team with Bhuvneshwar Kumar still working his way back to fitness. He has been bowling under the watchful eyes of the bowling coach and physios in the days leading up to the game but Mohammed Shami’s outstanding performance in the previous game makes it an easy decision for captain Virat Kohli.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Jason Holder has revealed that they’d wait on taking a decision on Evin Lewis until the morning of the game but also said that nothing had come out of the scans.
Probable XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer (wk), Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cotterell, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas