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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 03.01 PM

CWC'19: India win the toss, elect to bat first

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Manchester : India won the toss and elected to bat first against West Indies in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford on Thursday. After the toss, India skipper Virat Kohli said, "We have two wrist-spinners, and hopefully a few rough patches for them to exploit. I think of shot-selection and bit more application when they are set (for the team)."

On the other hand, West Indies skipper Jason Holder said, "We would have liked to have bowled too, but if the pitch will do anything, it will probably be first up."

The venue and the opposition hold a special place in Indian fans' hearts as, during the 1983 edition, India beat West Indies in its opening match at Old Trafford on June 9. Kapil Dev's devils went onto defeat the Caribbean side in the World Cup finals at Lord's on June 25.

Now 36 years later, the Virat Kohli-led side will meet the West Indies as an unbeaten team in the tournament so far. PTI

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