Rohit Sharma is on 10 © AFP
Rohit Sharma is on 10 © AFP

Former champions and hosts India were off to a slow and steady start, against fellow former champions West Indies, in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. The openers are looking to get settled down, and not go for the ambitious efforts early on in the innings. West Indies bowlers, on the other hand, are looking to ball tight, which they are eventually doing, thus not allowing the Indian openers to free their arms early on. Currently, India are 15 for no loss in three overs, with openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane on 10 and four, respectively. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

Earlier, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bowl first, as he made a couple of changes in the side, with Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons coming in for Evin Lewis and Andre Fletcher, while Indian skipper MS Dhoni too made a couple of changes by bringing in Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey for Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

Riding high on their recent wins against Bangladesh and Australia, the Indian cricket team start as favourites for their T20 World Cup 2016 semi-final on Thursday night, against the West Indies. The second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and the India versus West Indies game can be expected to be a run fest. Since the pitch has been favourable heavily towards the batsmen, India’s Virat Kohli and West IndianChris Gayle will be the key players for both the teams as they look to qualify for the final of the tournament.