Tri-Nation Series – Celkon Cup 2013 : Match 4
|July 4, 2013||Posted by admin under Caribbean||
Celkon Cup 2013 : India vs West Indies (Match 4).
What a turn around has this been for the Indian team! The current world champions who had a 9 match winning streak are finding themselves totally lost in the Celkon Tri-Nation series. India has lost both their previous matches and their last match against Sri Lanka will hurt them most since they lost by a huge margin. While Sri Lankan batsmen ripped apart the Indian bowling attack, the Indian batsmen failed to contribute with the bat. Now they are almost at the verge of being knocked out.
India’s game against West Indies is going to be crucial and they will have to win the match if they fancy their chances of making it to the final. Dhoni’s absence has hurt India but the fact that both bowling and batting has been sub par is beyond anybody’s understanding. This side seems like a pale shadow of the team that defeated every opponent in Champions Trophy. Now that Dhoni is unavailable for the rest of the series, it will be up to the youngsters to ensure they put up a good show.
West Indies on the other hand have managed to play well under home conditions. They have won both their matches and will go into this game with not much pressure. In both the games, WI managed to restrict the opponent to a low score and chased it down comfortably. If they can win the game against India, it will definitely boost WI’s morale and will in a way revive WI cricket which had been going through a lean patch. A series win at home might just be what it takes for them to start moving up the rankings.
WI will not want to leave anything to chance and they do understand that both, India & Sri Lanka, are very dangerous customers and do have the ability to beat the odds and get back to winning ways. The match will be played at Port of Spain and you can catch the action live from 07.00 PM IST.