MANCHESTER – Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat against the West Indies in Manchester on Thursday as India look to move closer to wrapping up an early World Cup semi-final spot.
The two-time champions, who are unbeaten in their six outings so far, including a washed-out game, fielded an unchanged side after their narrow victory against Afghanistan.
Kohli urged his team to fine-tune the rough edges so they are more ruthless.
“It looks like a hard wicket. We've got two wrist-spinners. It's a used pitch so we see it drying out and slowing down in the latter half of the match,” Kohli said at a sunny Old Trafford.
“I want more application from the batsmen. When it's a 50/60-run partnership, we want the batsmen to work hard on making it a big one so the opposition can't get back into the game.”