WI vs IND 2nd Test Match:West-indies won the toss and elected to Bat first
After winning the first test match by a huge margin, Team India is looking forward to repeating the same magic in the second test match. Under the Aggressive Captaincy of Virat, team India is looking Solid in all departments. Captain Kohli is leading from the front with the bat, Shikhar coming back to form is a big boost to the batting line-up. Man of the match in the last Match Ravi Ashwin shined with both bat and ball. Pacers Umesh and Shami also impressed with the red cherry in the first match of WI vs IND .
Coming to the West-Indian team their gamble to go with only two front-line bowlers misfired costing them a huge loss. Jason holder’s men would be under immense pressure, and it would be their biggest negative.
West Indies would surely come with a four-bowler theory into the second test. The inclusion of 19 yr Alzarri Joseph in the side also hints the same. If it happens, then Joseph would make his Test debut. Miguel Cummins would be given a chance to play. If both the youngsters were included in the final eleven, then West Indies bowling attack would look raw and exciting.
Going to the pitch details, it had a healthy covering of grass and looks like a result wicket. It will assist the fast bowlers in the first half of the day and also has something for the spinners. Reports say that there is a good bit of bounce in the pitch that will cause trouble to the batsmen.The danger of moderate to heavy rain is expected on all the five days of the Test match at Kingston.
WI vs IND Playing XI
India : Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
West Indies : Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Miguel Cummins, Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel
Virat Kohli: ‘We were going to bowl first. Looks pretty damp, should help our quicks for most of the first session, we want them to exploit the surface. We want to win every game we play, as simple as that. Pretty excited to play on this result oriented pitch, we want to play with the mindset of winning. History and records don’t matter to me, we just need to focus on our skills and execute our plans, it’s just about keeping calm. Just one forced change, Murali Vijay is out with a thumb injury, KL Rahul replaces him.’
Jason Holder: ‘We will bat first, looks like a good surface. There might be some moisture in the first session, need to get past it. We had four days of good preparations, discussed our plans, we are looking forward to the game. Miguel Cummins makes his Test debut, he replaces Carlos Brathwaite.’