Team India are having a splendid run in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. India are the undefeated side in the tournament. The Virat Kohli-led side have won four of their five matches. One of their contests against the Kiwis was washed away due to rain. Taking that game out of the equation, India have been a dominant side after registering convincing wins over South Africa, five-time reigning World Champions Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan respectively. They were then given a little scare by Afghanistan, but in the end, pacer Mohammed Shami's hat-trick helped the two-time champions register a 11-run win in an edge-of-the-seat thriller.
The Men In Blue will now be facing West Indies at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. The Caribbeans are at the eighth position with just a solitary win in their six matches.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Here are the Playing XI of both sides.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's batting approach and position in the middle order will be the team management's primary concern when India take on an ousted-yet-dangerous West Indies in the sixth league phase encounter of the World Cup here Thursday.
As the league phase hits the home stretch, India will look to ensure a smooth passage into the semi-finals with yet another victory.
But it could be easier said than done against a West Indies side, which might play party poopers with nothing to lose in their remaining few games.
In fact, West Indies' unpredictability and the former India captain's repeated failure during the important second Powerplay overs leaves skipper Virat Kohli with a few points to ponder.
(With PTI Inputs)