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Will India Win Tomorrow ?

·        This is the first ever meeting in a World T20 semi-final between India and West Indies

·        India and West Indies have met 3 times in World T20 tournaments (2009, 2010 and 2014) - all in Group stages. West Indies lead 2-1

·        Gayle holds the highest individual score record of 98 between the teams in World T20s. He hit a 66-ball 98 (5x4, 7x6) in 2010

·        Dwayne Bravo has the best bowling figures among India-WI clashes in WT20. He took 4/38 in 2009 at Lord's

·        Mahendra Singh Dhoni captained India in all 3 previous WT20 matches against WI. Chris Gayle was the skipper for the Caribbean side in 2009 and 2010 while Darren Sammy, the current leader, was in-charge in 2014

·        The venue for Thursday's semi-final, Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium was the ground where India won the 2011 World Cup, beating Sri Lanka in the final

·        India is playing in their 3rd WT20 semi-final. They won both their past last-four encounters. In 2007 they won the trophy but in the last edition in 2014, they were beaten by Sri Lanka in the title clash

·        West Indies are playing in their 4th WT20 semi-final. They lost 2 (2009, 2014) and won 1 (2012, went on to win the trophy).

·        If India wins the semi-final in Mumbai, they will be the second team in WT20 history to reach 3 finals (Past 2 - 2007, 2014). Sri Lanka holds the current record with 3 finals (2009, 2012, and 2014)

·        Dhoni will create history if he takes India to the final. No captain has played in 3 WT20 finals

·        Results of India-West Indies matches in World T20s WI lead 2-1 in head-to-head meetings in the global tournament.

·        2009 - WI won by 7 wickets at Lord's (Man-of-the-match: Dwayne Bravo)

·        2010 - WI won by 14 runs at Bridgetown, Barbados (Man-of-the-match: Chris Gayle) 

·         2014 - India won by 7 wickets (Man-of-the-match: Amit Mishra)


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