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ICC T20 World Cup
ICC World T20: India to clash with West Indies in a warm-up game in Kolkata on Thursday
India look like a settled after winning their sixth Asia Cup title recently, but would be looking forward to some much needed match practice against the West Indies in a warm-up fixture today at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Today's match would be a tester for Mohammad Shami, although his chances of making it to the playing eleven in the main matches look grim. Shami has been struggling with form after his knee surgery and also did not do well in the Australian tour due to a hamstring injury.

Shami has been given a chance to prove his fitness by playing in the two warm-up matches India play in the ICC World T20. After today's match against the West Indies, India play another warm-up game against South Africa on March 12 in Mumbai.

India have a formidable pace attack led by Jasprit Bumrah and Ashish Nehra. The attack looks even more well balanced with the arrival of seaming allrounder Hardik Pandya. In 11 matches, Bumrah and Pandya have shares 25 wickets between them. During this period Indian won the T20 series in Australia, won a T20 series against Sri Lanka and also won the Asia Cup 2016.

With a healthy strike rate of 147.61, Pandya has also proved that he is no mug with the bat.

India and West Indies are the top two T20 sides, but in comparison to India the Windies are short of match practice. West Indies last played a two-match T20 series in Sri Lanka in November last year.

Nonetheless, the West Indian team has some of the most sought after T20 players like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell.

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