World Cup: 10 facts about India-West Indies match in Perth

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Perth, Mar 2: Defending champions India will be aiming to continue their winning run at ICC World Cup 2015 when they face West Indies in a Pool B match here on Friday (March 6, 12 PM IST).

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India have so far won all three games - against Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates. India, Ireland and co-hosts New Zealand are the only teams unbeaten till date.

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On current form, India should put it across the Caribbean side but they will not be treating the opposition lightly. Chris Gayle is one of the threats for India. The left-hander hit a double century, first in World Cup history, against Zimbabwe last week.

Ahead of the clash at WACA ground, here are 10 important facts

1. This will be the 8th meeting between India and West Indies at World Cup. India hold 4-3 advantage

2. Kapil Dev (India) and Desmond Haynes (West Indies) have the record for most matches between the sides. Both featured in 5 games out of 7. Kapil and Haynes played between 1979 and 1992

3. India and West Indies first met at a World Cup in 1979 with the latter winning the match by 9 wickets

4. In India-West Indies World Cup clashes, Vivian Richards has the most number of runs - 197 (4 innings, 1 century). Michael Holding is the top wicket-taker with 11 (4 innings). Holding is also the overall number one bowler against India in World Cup history

5. West Indies have 2 centuries (Gordon Greenidge - 106* in 1979 and Vivian Richards - 119 in 1983) while India's lone ton came from Yuvraj Singh - 113 in 2011

6. Against West Indies in World Cups, the highest run scorer for India is Mohinder Amarnath with 135 (4 innings, highest score 80) and top wicket-taker is Roger Binny - 7 wickets (3 innings, best - 3/48)

7. Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes hold the record for highest opening wicket partnership (138 in 1979) Vs India in World Cup history. Also West Indies' pair of Andy Roberts-Joel Garner's 71-run association for 10th wicket is a record Vs India in all World Cups. Another partnership record is Keith Arthurton-Carl Hooper for 6th wicket (83* in 1992)

Chris Gayle is one of the threats for India

8. Vivian Richards has the distinction of scoring most runs in a single World Cup against India. He scored 169 runs in 3 innings in 1983

9. India won their first ever World Cup trophy by defeating West Indies in 1983 at Lord's

10. All 7 matches between the sides have seen 7 different Man-of-the-match award winners

Results and Scorecards of all India-West Indies matches at World Cups

(Played 7. India won 4, West Indies 3)

2011 - India won by 80 runs (Yuvraj Singh - Man-of-the-match)

1996 - India won by 5 wickets (Sachin Tendulkar - Man-of-the-match) 

1992 - West Indies won by 5 wickets (Revised target) (Anderson Cummins - Man-of-the-match) 

1983 - FINAL - India won by 43 runs (Mohinder Amarnath - Man-of-the-match) 

1983 - League game - West Indies won by 66 runs (Vivan Richards - Man-of-the-match) 

1983 - League game - India won by 34 runs (Yashpal Sharma - Man-of-the-match) 

1979 - West Indies won by 9 wickets (Gordon Greenidge - Man-of-the-match) 

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