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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been a key player for India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Getty

India take on West Indies in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 31 March.

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Match starts at 2.30pm BST/7pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast the game live in India. Click here for live streaming link.


Hosts India came into the competition as favourites and have by and large lived up to the billing with consistent, if not very impressive performances. M S Dhoni has one man in particular to thank for putting India in the semi-final and that is Virat Kohli.

The Delhi dasher has carried India's batting on his broad shoulders, scoring 184 runs at an incredible average of 92 along with an impressive strike rate of 132. The way he guided India's chase against Pakistan and Australia was admirable.

Kohli aside, the batting has failed to fire, something which would be of concern to the team management. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have struggled so far, and there is no bigger game than this to get back into form.

Yuvraj Singh who injured himself during India's six-wicket win over Australia has been ruled out, with Manish Pandey called in as cover. Expect Ajinkya Rahane to slot into the side in Yuvraj's absence.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle has scored the only century in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Getty

West Indies on the other hand, come into this game on the back of a shock six-run loss to Afghanistan. However, prior to that they had been in good form in the competition, beating England, Sri Lanka and South Africa quite comprehensively.

In Chris Gayle they have probably the best T20 player in the world while Andre Russell, Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels have chipped in with important contributions at various times.

The men from the Caribbean may be the underdogs, but they are capable of beating any team on their day.


India to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • India to win: 2/5
  • West Indies to win: 9/5

Team news


Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli,Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah

West Indies

Possible XI: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (C), Craig Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn