India will aim to give a brush up before the step into the field for the mega event    AFP (FIle Photo)
India will aim to give a brush up before the step into the field for the mega event AFP (FIle Photo)

Hosts India take on former champions West Indies in the ICC World T20 2016 warm-up tie at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Thursday, as the live cricket streaming of the match is available on starsports.com. India, who have been in sensational form in the shortest format of the game, will aim to give a brush up before the step into the field for the mega event as they aim to become the first team to win the prestigious torunament twice, and the first hosts nation to do so. While West Indies, who won the 2012 edition in Sri Lanka, have been in shaky form and would aim to give a proper brush up to their side and test their bench strength before kicking off their cmapaign in the tournament. Live Cricket Scores and Updates: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016 IND vs WI, warm-up match at Eden Gardens

West Indies have some of the biggest names in T20 cricket. Chris Gayle is hands down the most consistently destructive batsman in the format, while the all-round trio of Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, and Dwayne Bravo are capable of turning games around single-handedly with either bat or ball. However, West Indies have been hampered by many of their cricketers pulling out ahead of the tournament. India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016 warm-up match at Eden Gardens, Preview

This practice match will be the ideal opportunity for both teams to test players who have not enjoyed much match practice. For India, those players are Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, and Pawan Negi. Mohammed Shami is a part of the squad as well, but has not played competitive cricket for quite some time. The other men got a game in the Asia Cup T20 2016, but one match is hardly enough ahead of a big tournament.