World Cup 2019: India vs West Indies head-to-head and match facts

Eyeing a semifinal spot, Virat Kohli's men will gain confidence from their World Cup record against the Windies.

Chris Gayle (right) and Oshane Thomas at a training session in Manchester on Wednesday.   -  AFP

When India beat West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final, it was considered an upset. At present, the Caribbeans are only a shadow of their flamboyant past. There are hard-hitters and game-changers but they have been lacking in consistency, specially in ODI cricket.

As Virat Kohli and Co. gear up to face the Windies at Old Trafford on Thursday, it will be a nostalgic affair. India’s first victory against the champions of ‘75 and ‘79 came in Manchester in 1983.

On the head-to-head ratio, India leads 5-3.

World Cup meetings

Perth, 2015: India won by four wickets

Man of the match: Mohammed Shami (3/35)

Chennai, 2011: India won by 80 runs

Man of the match: Yuvraj Singh 113 and 2/18

Gwalior, 1996: India won by five wickets

Man of the match: Sachin Tendulkar 70

Wellington, 1992: West Indies won by five wickets

Man of the match: Anderson Cummins 4/33

London (Lord's), 1983, final: India won by 43 runs

Man of the match: Mohinder Amarnath

London (The Oval), 1983: West Indies won by 66 runs

Man of the match: Sir Viv Richards 119

Manchester, 1983: India won by 34 runs

Man of the match: Yashpal Sharma 89

Birmingham, 1979: West Indies won by nine wickets

Man of the match: Gordon Greenidge 106*

 

Key facts and figures

India has won four of its last six men’s ODIs against West Indies (T1, L1), including a victory in that span by 224 runs (October 2018) – their third-largest ever victory by runs in ODIs overall.

India has won four of its last five ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup matches against West Indies (L1), including the last three matches in succession.

This will be the fifth time India (W2) and West Indies (W2) contest an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match in England, with India prevailing by 34 runs in its only previous meeting in this tournament at Old Trafford (June 1983).

West Indies has lost its last four completed ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup matches, they have never endured a longer losing run in the tournament’s history.

India has won its last five completed men’s ODIs away from home; losing only twice in such games so far in 2019 (W10).

All three matches to have already taken place at Old Trafford so far at ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 have seen the side batting first successfully defend their total; India (W1) and West Indies (L1) participated in two of those fixtures respectively.