India vs West Indies: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head
High-flying India face West Indies in match number 34 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Virat Kohli's side will be looking to script its fifth victory in the ongoing tourney. A loss for Windies will see them get knocked out of the 2019 World Cup. Here is the complete statistical preview.
Head-to-head clashes between the two sides
The two teams have met on eight occasions in the World Cup. India have a 5-3 advantage. Their last meeting was in the 2015 World Cup. India won that match by four wickets. In overall ODI meetings, India have won on 58 occasions, whereas, WI have sealed 62 victories. Two matches were tied. Three games didn't produce a result.
Top run-scorers for India and WI in World Cup
For India, former legend Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs (2,278). He is also the tournament's leading scorer. Tendulkar amassed six hundreds and 15 fifties at 56.95. Former legend Brian Lara has slammed the most runs for West Indies in the World Cup (1,225). He hit two hundreds and seven fifties.
Top wicket-takers from India and WI in World Cups
For India, Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath share the record for the most wickets in the World Cup across editions (44). They had a bowling average of 20.22 and 27.81 respectively. Courtney Walsh picked up the most wickets for WI in the World Cup (27). He bowled at an excellent economy-rate of 3.46 and an average of 20.25.
Old Trafford: A look at ground stats
Graham Gooch has the most runs at Old Trafford in Manchester (405). Vivian Richards (189* versus England in 1984) has the best individual score. England (397/6 versus Afghanistan in CWC 19) have the highest total recorded here. Canada (45 versus England in 1979) have recorded the lowest ODI score. Bob Willis (15 wickets) has the tally for the most scalps here.
Pitch report, TV listing and timing
According to reports, despite the weather being cloudy and overcast at the moment, Thursday will witness a dry and sunny day. The spinners will come into play as the day progresses. Whoever wins the toss, batting first will be the way forward. The match is scheduled for a 3:00 PM IST start. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network.