India will take on West Indies in a Group B fixture of the Champions Trophy at the Oval on Tuesday as both teams look to move closer to securing a semi-final spot with a win. The two teams facing each other have both won their previous fixtures against South Africa and Pakistan respectively and are well on course for qualification into the knockouts.
Where to Watch Live
Play starts at 10.30am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Follow the match live, via text updates, on ESPN Cricinfo.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were the stars of the show when India took on South Africa at Cardiff in the first match, with the players scoring 65 and 114 respectively to put on a formidable 331 runs on the board. Ravindra Jadeja came on at the end to pile on a quick fire 47 runs from 29 balls to conclude with a flourish. In reply, the bowlers put in an impressive performance to restrict the Proteas to a score of 305, winning the game by 26 runs. Jadeja was again the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets in nine overs while giving away only 31 runs in the process.
India will be desperate to win the match as their last game is against Pakistan and a must win situation against their arch rivals is unlikely to bode well with the masses. India are likely to go with the same line-up which started against South Africa, with the Oval pitch known to support pacers more than the one at Cardiff.
West Indies put in a brilliant bowling performance against Pakistan in their first match, bundling out the men in green for only 170 runs. Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets for only 28 runs while the other bowlers chipped in with wickets while keeping a healthy economy rate. When it came to chasing down the target, the West Indians made heavy weather of their pursuit, and managed to finally cross the finishing line with two wickets to spare.
The two time World Champions may look to add a bowler to their setup this time around, having started their previous game with only three specialist bowlers. However, much will depend on their batsmen who are undoubtedly their biggest strength this campaign.
- India(most recent first): W L W W W
- West Indies(most recent first): W W W W L