Two more days to go and after that all speculations will come to an end and we will have a clear view of the teams who will have face each other in the finals of T20 World cup 2016. The teams are ready and will battle in the semifinal with all their strength to make their place in the finals. In the first semifinal New Zealand will battle with England on 30 March while India vs West Indies will be the 2nd semifinal of the tournament to be played on 31 March 2016 Wankhede Stadium known as a batting paradise.
Before the tournament started, India was the first favorite of all but the performance of Indian batsman in the inaugural match of the T20 WC 2016 has rightly proved that T20 is surely a game of uncertainties and no prediction can be made for this short format of the game. India lost its first match of the tournament against New Zealand with a huge margin of 47 runs. The defeat clearly showed the weakness in batting order of the strong batting line up of India. Though the team was able to make a comeback in the tournament by winning all the other three super 10 stage matches against Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia but has backed these wins due to the brilliant performance of Virat Kohli. As far as batting is concerned for India, it is has been a one-man show, except Kohli none of the batsman has played according to their name in the tournament so far. As result of this the early wicket of Kohli concluded the match in India’s defeat against New Zealand and a last ball win over Bangladesh. If batting has been a disappointment for India throughout the super 10 stage, bowling is the area which has worked for the team with Ashish Nehra, Jaspreet Bumrah and R Ashwin all performing well in the matches.
Opposite to Indian performance, West Indies entering semifinal stage has been a surprise to everyone. West Indies not only led the points table but has won three group matches but lost the last match to minnows Afghanistan which did not make any difference as WI has already qualified for Knockout stage.Unlike India the team has not been dependent on any individual and has shown a team effort to win against England, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Chris Gayle 100* runs against England prove the win of the Caribbean, if this man has his day. Suleiman Benn, Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo are all doing well with the bowl whereas Andre Fletcher has taken responsibilities from batting side.
One thing is sure that cricket fans will have a super match to enjoy when these two teams will battle on the field to get closer to the trophy and move to semi finals.
Semifinal 2 India vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2016 :-
|Venue||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.|
|Date||31st March 2016|
|Time||7:30 pm (Local Time)|
|Toss||At 7:00 pm|
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