India vs West Indies head-to-head World Cup record: India look to keep 27-year-long streak intact

first_imgIn-form India take on struggling West Indies in their 6th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday.India are heading into the tie as firm favourites after having won four of their 1st five matches in the World Cup. On the other hand, West Indies have won only 1 out of 6 matches and will be fighting to keep their slim chances of making the semi-finals alive.Both India and the West Indies have been dominant forces in world cricket. However, the mighty West Indies have become a shadow of their former powerful self in the recent past. Plagued by off-field issues, the powerhouses of world cricket have been struggling to get the rifght results on the field.In the lead up to World Cup 2019, there was a lot of hype surrounding the West Indies team and some genuinely believed Jason Holder’s men are capable of testing top teams. Despite the firepower in the side, West Indies’ performances in the tournament are far from impressive.With Andre Russell ruled out, West Indies need to fight out of their skins if they are test, let alone beat India in Thursday’s match. Ahead of their 9th World Cup meeting, here’s a look at how the teams have performed in the past in the quadrennial tournament.World Cup head-to-head: India vs West IndiesTotal played: 8; India won: 5, West Indies won: 31979: Holding, Greenidge blow India awayIndia and West Indies first met in the 1979 World Cup. As expected, Clive Llyod’s men made light work of India led by S Venkatraghavan. After MIchael Holding took a 4-wicket haul, Gordon Greenidge’s hundred helped West Indies gun down a 191-run target with ease in Birmingham.advertisementIndia vs West Indies in 1983: Kapil Devil’s stun the powerhousesIndia’s performances in the 1983 World Cup, especially against a star-studded mighty West Indies line-up gave rise to a cricket revolution back in the country.India lifted their first-ever World Cup in 1983 after the rank outsiders stunned Clive Llyod’s men in an epic final at the Lord’s. Defending a paltry total of 183, India came up with an inspired bowling performance to bowl the West Indies out for 140. Kapil Dev’s men inspired a billion in India with their heroic show in England.Before meeting in the final, India had faced West Indies twice in 1983 World Cup. Kapil Dev’s side laid down an early marker in the tournament by comfortably beating the West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester. However, a Vivian Richards hundred helped them settle scores at Oval in London before India dealt the final blow in the big Lord’s match-up on June 25.1992: Anderson Cummins leads strong West Indies winAnderson Cummins and Curtly Ambrose broke the back of Mohammad Azharuddin-led Indian batting unit in Wellington. India were bowled out for 197 after which it was a mere formality for the star-studded West Indies batting line-up to gun down the target.This was also the last time West Indies managed to beat India in a World Cup.2003: Tendulkar shines in low-scoring matchSachin Tendulkar led India’s chase of 174 with a fine half-century in Gwalior. Javagal Srinath, who picked up the big wicket of Brian Lara cheaply, Anil Kumble and Manoj Prabharkar picked up 8 wickets between them as India avenged their 1992 World Cup loss in style in front of fans at home.2011: Yuvraj Singh hundred seals easy win for IndiaSachin Tendulkar was dismissed early, much to the shock of a packed Chepauk crowd in Chennai but Yuvraj Singh, India’s Man of the tournament in 2011, stepped up and hit a fine hundred to help the hosts post 268.In reply, Devon Smith gave West Indies a strong start but Darren Sammy’s men lost their last 8 wickets for 34 runs to suffer an 80-run loss.2015: MS Dhoni steers India chase in PerthIndia pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav stepped up at Perth picking up 5 wickets between them to jolt the West Indies batting unit. A late fight (57) helped them post 182 on the board.India were in trouble at 78 for 4 but a calm MS Dhoni hit an unbeaten 45 to steer the team home.Also Read | India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Manchester on ThursdayAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain PredictionAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India bowling coach defends MS Dhoni’s knock vs Afghanistanlast_img read more