About the Match
After having won their first game, there are plenty of worries for issues to ponder upon, for West Indies, in their upcoming game against India. They play their second game of Champions Trophy on 11th May 2013 at The Oval. This game would be really important for both the sides. While both sides would be looking to cement their place in the semis, or at least, get a step closer to it, the final reward of the victory would be governed by the game between Pakistan and South Africa. West Indies gave serious trouble to Pakistan with superb bowling and flying fielding in their previous game and I expect nothing short of a thrilling game of Cricket yet again.
West Indies would be thrilled after winning their first game against South Africa. Although they look nicely placed in the points table, their path to victory wasn’t as smooth as their Net Run Rate suggests. Their bowling was excellent, but their batting wasn’t even close to what was expected of them. Chris Gayle looked good for the time he was there at the crease and so did West Indies. Sunil Narine was excellent and would be a big threat for the Indians despite the fact that Indians play spinners well. With Chris Gayle and Pollard in their side, it would be difficult to get past them if any one of those gets going.
India won their first game against South Africa only adding to their successful campaign in England thus far. They won both of their practice game and were potent enough to topple South Africa. The major weapon for India is their potent and deep batting lineup. India is the only side to score three hundred runs every single time in this Champions Trophy. However, India’s pace attack is clearly vulnerable when batsmen decide to take it on. Pace attack is slightly inexperience with Umesh, Sharma and Kumar being part of it. Excellent spinners in Ashwin and Jadeja along with part timers in Raina and Rohit played a crucial role in their last victory. With the batting form they are in, no target could be considered safe to defend against them.
In their last respective game, one team enjoyed the taste of the success quite clinically while the other wondered what went wrong despite a win. West Indies would be looking to correct their mistakes in batting and continue their winning run in the tournament with a big win. Can they do it against a very strong looking Indian lineup? West Indies won their last game, but they weren’t as convincing as they’d have liked. They are over dependent on Chris Gayle at the top of the order. India, on the contrary, has a deep batting lineup with all of their batsmen able to keep up to the run rate. Their bowling looks a little bleak with the absence experienced pacers, but still it is good enough. It won’t be surprising if India emerges on top yet again on the match day.
India, 1.65 @ Bovada
Indian batting is clearly their strongest suite. The role of the opening partnership in their previous game was considerable. India tried with Rohit Sharma as a new partner to Shikhar Dhawan and the move paid off. Both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are looking in fine form and it is expected that India would get off to a good start in this match too.
Runs at Fall Of 1st India Wicket:
25 & Over, 1.80 @ Bet365