See who will need to shine for their respective teams if they are to propel them to victory.
It has been circled on the calendar of both nation’s cricket fans for some time as one of the glamour match-ups of Group 2 gets under way today.
Buoyed by the success of their first game of the tournament when they defeated their arch-rivals Pakistan, India come into this game with momentum but knowing they have room to improve.
While the reigning Twenty20 champions know that they have the players with an X-factor, that on their day, are capable of almost anything.
Since he scored 75 in the semi-final of the last World T20, Chris Gayle has had a bit of a lean patch, which features five single-digit scores in eight matches, and no fifty.
He began warming up against England, though, scoring 43 and 36. If he carries on for longer, there might not be many singles required against spinners.
Underlying his all-round value to the West Indies side, Dwayne Bravo netted himself 43 with the bat and 3-29 in his side’s warm-up match against Sri Lanka.
Before that however, Bravo had patchy form against an England side that is not known for its recent ability in coloured clothes with the lone highlight being 87 not out with the bat in a ODI and 3-60 with the ball – expect bigger things this World Cup.
The off-spinner showed good form on the subcontinent after securing 4-24 against Sri Lanka in his side’s warm-up match.
The 25-year-old’s experience in bowling in similar conditions as part of the Indian Premier League will also be valuable for his side.
“Yuvi’ has been India’s most influential Twenty20 international since the last World T20. No Indian has scored more runs, nor has an Indian taken more wickets.
He will not be pleased with his work against Pakistan: a dropped catch, a 13-run over, a poor shot to get out for 1. Write him off at your own peril, though.
Anytime Virat Kohli walks to the crease he is always one of the key wickets for the opposition, as he can turn the tide of a game in the space of an over or two.
Managed to score 74 not out against England in his side’s warm-up game before also being unbeaten on 36 against Pakistan – fireworks could be coming.
India have said that three spinners hasn’t yet become the winning combination that shouldn’t be tinkered with, but Amit Mishra is a good bet to play.
If that is the case today, he will be looking to build on his solid 2-22 against Pakistan, however, he will be keen to make up for his below-par Asia Cup campaign, which netted three wickets.