India vs West Indies: ICC World T20, Warm-up match – Players to watch out for
R Ashwin has been in sensational form for India in the last 15 months and it would be interesting to see whether he can restrict Windies' swashbuckling batsmen from unleashing their big-hitting skills.
New Delhi: In-form Indian cricket team take on the mighty West Indies on Thursday in a warm-up game at ICC World Twenty20.
MS Dhoni-led India are brimming with confidence after having won three consecutive T20I series.
The Men in Blue have a tough challenge ahead of them as West Indies are one of the favourites to win the tournament. The Windies defeated Sri Lanka in 2012 to win their maiden World Twenty20 title.
Here are players to watch out for from both the teams:
Rohit Sharma: The Hitman of Indian cricket started the year on a great note with a stupendous show Down Under and carried his form into the series against Sri Lanka. The right-hander had a quiet series against Bangladesh and a big knock is certainly due from him.
R Ashwin: He has been in sensational form for India in the last 15 months and it would be interesting to see whether he can restrict Windies' swashbuckling batsmen from unleashing their big-hitting skills.
Chris Gayle: He is undoubtedly the most brutal batsman in T20 cricket and if he gets going at the top of the order, Indian fielders can be rest assured of chasing leather throughout the match.
Dwayne Bravo: The right-hander has plenty of experience playing on the Indian pitches in the Indian Premier League. He is a vital cog for the Windies and their success in the tournament will depend on his personal form.