West Indies skipper Darren Sammy made the right call    AFP
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy made the right call AFP

Former champions West Indies won the coin toss and elected to bowl against fellow former champions and hosts India, in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. West Indies skipper Darren Sammy made the right call, 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. This was also India’s first change in the tournament ever since it started. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

Darren Sammy said, “We are going to bowl first. As I have said from the beginning, we came here for a mission. It’s going to be a tough game today but one that we are prepared for. Gayle comes in for Lewis. Simmons comes in for Fletcher. There is the belief in the team that we came here to win. We came here to win and before the tournament we said that we have to beat India at home. After India, probably the second favourite team would be us. So it’s okay playing India at home. We are ready for the challenge.” FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

MS Dhoni said, “We were looking to bowl first as well. There maybe dew later on but you can put the opposition under pressure with a big score. We haven’t quite been at our best. That gives you the hope that once we start firing on all cylinders, it will be difficult for others to match us. This is one wicket that has something for everyone. Not the biggest boundaries and you can freely play your shots. As far as the atmosphere is concerned, it’s hard to go beyond the Wankhede stadium.”

Teams:

India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk, c), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn.