India is a powerful force at this point in time with three wins out of three matches. Its batting is always its strong point and it is looking good. It bowling is looking good too, as good as anything we have seen so far from them on this long tour. But even then, it is not consistent enough and sooner or later, that factor will come to play. That is an open chance for any opposition team to pounce on.
I think the West Indies’ batting order is talented enough to take a chance against such a traditionally inconsistent India bowling attack. While India is comfortably placed in Pool B, West Indies has to make up points for qualification to the next round. However, this is not a must-win game for it by any means. In fact, I don’t want it to think like that, because it will only put undue pressure on it.
If it thinks so, it will lose shape. Instead, it should just go about its business like it would in any normal match, as professionals, and that will help it achieve what it wants to. If it can make it happen, it will be very good for its confidence.
That is the importance of victory in this match against India in Perth. Winning will help boost the morale of this West Indies team by 120 percent and certainly provide it enough confidence to progress far in this tournament.