Players to watch out for in India vs West Indies World Cup clash

Unbeaten India will continue to look for another sparkling victory on June 27 when they compete against West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the run machine will play a crucial role in India's batting line-up facing one of the best pace attacks in the World Cup - the West Indies.

Kohli anchored the innings for India against Afghanistan in their previous match, making 67 runs off 63 balls and will look play similarly against West Indies.

Kohli, who has slammed 19 centuries since the last World Cup in just 69 innings, is still looking to hit his first ton of the 2019 World Cup.

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Chris Gayle

The 39-year-old big hitter is playing his last World Cup.

Gayle is a promising in-form batsman to give a brilliant start to his team in the top-order.

The left-hander has featured in 295 ODIs and has 10,000 plus runs under his belt.

Gayle scored a fifty off just 34 balls against Pakistan in their World Cup opener and has scored a quickfire knock of 21 runs against Australia.

In West Indies' last match against New Zealand, which the Caribbean side almost pulled off, Gayle played crucial innings of 87 runs and also took the pricey wicket of Ross Taylor.

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Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah's unconventional high-arm action and ability to bowl with variations make him a rare bowler among the cricketing fraternity.

Apart from his wicket-taking skills, the number one ODI bowler is very economical in the death overs.

Bumrah returned with figures of 2-35 against South Africa in first World Cup match.

He continued his form and picked three Australian wickets.

In his recent match, Bumrah turned the match in favour of India as he bagged two wickets against Afghanistan.

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Sheldon Cottrell

Cottrell is known for his signature style - marching and stopping with a salute.

He can be an X-factor for the Caribbean side.

Cottrell got an early breakthrough by dismissing New Zealand's Martin Guptill in a World Cup warm-up match.

Against Pakistan in the first match, Cottrell picked the crucial wicket of Imam-ul-Haq.

He continued his form against Australia and returned with two crucial wickets - David Warner and Glenn Maxwell.

In his recent match, Cottrell rattled the top-order of New Zealand as he scalped four wickets. 

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The wicket-keeper batsman Dhoni led India to its second World Cup title in 2011.

The former captain has been a guiding force of the team as he helps Virat Kohli during the crucial overs.

In a World Cup warm-up match against Bangladesh, Dhoni smashed 113 runs off just 78 balls, which saw four boundaries and seven sixes.

This knock silenced the critics who had been criticising Dhoni's performance lately.

Amid the gloves controversy against South Africa, Dhoni scored much needed 34 runs to beat the Proteas.

Although he is not among the runs, Dhoni provides the much-needed support and calmness on and off the field.

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Shai Hope

Shai Hope is ranked number five in the ODI batting rankings and is West Indies' one of the best performers this World Cup.

West Indies skipper Jason Holder said he could become the country's greatest ODI cricketer of all time.

“Shai has been our most consistent player over the last two years and if he continues in that vein, he could be arguably one of our best ODI players to ever play," said Holder. 

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