India and West Indies t20 cricket teams are set to meet in the 2nd semi-final of world twenty20 2016 on 31 March. Both teams have got strong batting line-ups as Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli lead the batting unit for respective sides. It will an interesting battle between two Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen when semi-final match begin at 7:00 PM as per Indian Standard Timings.
Interesting facts about India-West Indies wt20 semi-final
1. It will be 4th meeting between two nations in the history of championship and West Indies managed to win 2 games out of those played three.
2. This is the first occasion when India and West Indies will meet in a world t20 semi-final.
3. Indian team has never lost a semi-final match in Twenty20 world cup. They reached in 2007 and 2014 semis and later on won cup in 2007 and were runner up in 2014.
4. West Indies have played three wt20 semifinals respectively in 2009, 2012 and 2014. The Caribbean team lost 2009 and 2014 semis but won 2012 semi-final and later on won final too against Sri Lanka to become champions.
5. If India wins semi-final against West Indies and reach to the final, they’ll become second team to play three finals as Sri Lanka played 2009, 2012 and 2014 finals. Indian team appeared in 2007 and 2014 finals.
6. Chris Gayle holds the highest individual run scores between two nations in the competition. He scored 98 runs in 66 balls during 2010 world t20 tournament with the help of 5 fours and 7 sixes.
7. Dwayne Bravo is having the best bowling figures in India-West Indies WT20 contest. He took 4 wickets for 38 runs in 2009 group match played at Lord’s.
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi.
West Indies (WI)
Darren Sammy (C), Chris Gayle, Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Jerome Taylor, Samuel Badree, Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse and Carlos Brathwaite.
World T20 Finalists
2007: India (Winner), Pakistan
2009: Pakistan (Winner), Sri Lanka
2010: England (Winner), Australia
2012: West Indies (Winner), Sri Lanka
2014: Sri Lanka (Winner), India