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India will take on the West Indies in a Group B fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, on Friday.
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India have so far enjoyed a great run in the World Cup fixtures after winning the first three Group B matches. Their last victory came after the defending champions registered a crushing win over the United Arab Emirates.
For the first time in this year's tournament, MS Dhoni lost a toss against the UAE. The team from the Middle East were bowled out for 102 runs and in reply, India sealed a nine-wicket victory over their Group B opponents in less than 20 overs.
A win over the Caribbean side on Friday will help India finish on top of the group table, after the end of the group stage fixtures.
Meanwhile, the West Indies come into this fixture after a disappointing defeat at the hands of South Africa. AB de Villiers' fastest 150 as he went on to score an unbeaten knock of 162 runs off 66 balls helped the Proteas register a total of 408 runs.
In reply, Jason Holder saw his side crumble in their run chase as they were bowled out for 151 runs, resulting in a defeat of 257 runs. A defeat against India will put their chances of qualifying for the next round of the tournament into jeopardy, especially with Pakistan and Ireland also fighting for a berth in the top four.
Johnson Charles is the replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo. He last featured for the West Indies in March 2014 and it is unlikely that he could start against the defending champions on Friday.
India to win
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- India to win: 3/8
- West Indies to win: 39/19
Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav. Mohit Sharma
Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Jonathan Carter, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn