India opt to field against West Indies

Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 17:26 [IST]
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India beat West Indies by 7 wickets

India won their match against West Indies by 7 wickets, but still could not make it to the semi-finals.

India opt to field against West Indies

Johannesburg: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field in their crucial match against West Indies at Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Scorecard-India vs West Indies

Shocking news for Indian fans is that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is ruled out of  match due to food poisoning. Dinesh Kathik will replace Sachin in the team.

Another big change in the team is the replacement of Ishant Shrama by Abhishek Nayar.

What India need to do to get through

India take on West Indies in a must-win match here, hoping that Pakistan do them a favour by beating Australia.

West Indies, despite missing most of their key players due to the ongoing contracts dispute, are no pushovers.


India (Playing XI): Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(w/c), Virat Kohli, Abhishek Nayar, Praveen Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra

West Indies (Playing XI): Kieran Powell, Andre Fletcher, Devon Smith, Travis Dowlin, Floyd Reifer(c), Nikita Miller, David Bernard, Darren Sammy, Chadwick Walton(w), Gavin Tonge, Kemar Roach


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