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WI vs IND 2nd Test Match:Preview,Scores and Analysis

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.

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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.

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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

West Indies won the toss and Elected to bat first

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.’

Virat Kohli’s Maiden Double Century makes India to take control:WI vs IND 1st Test Match

Team India Test Captain Virat Kohli is continuing his dominance with the Bat in the 1st Test against the Caribbean country.

He scored his debut double century off just 281 balls. He passed his previous highest first-class score of 197 against Pak-based Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited SNGPL.

After passing the 150 run barrier with a four, he broke the record of Rahul Dravid becoming the highest scoring Indian Captain in WI.
Scoring centuries irrespective of the format he is playing and shattering the records became a habit for the Aggressive young man Kohli.2016 can be said as Virat year since he’s at the peak of his batting performance in all forms of cricket.

He was the player of the series in the World T20 by scoring 273 which followed up with 973 runs in the IPL 2016.Since 1932 it means for 84 years, spanning 247 Test No Indian captain has managed to make 200+ in an away Test match.

Records were broken by Virat:

  • This is the Maiden double century for Virat Kohli in Tests passing his highest Score 169 against Australia in Melbourne 2014.
  • Scoring five overseas centuries by an Indian captain, that equals record on Azharuddin’s name. Azhar achieved the mark playing 27 Tests in nine years while Kohli has made it only seven Tests.
  • This is the highest score by an Indian captain in the West Indies. A previous highest score of 146 was by Rahul Dravid in 2006 at St.Lucia.
  • This is the Fifth time a batsman scoring a double hundred in the West Indies. The list contains famous cricketers that include Sunil Gavaskar, Wasim Jaffer, Dilip Sardesai and
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu who have scored a double ton in the Caribbean
    Thanks to Kohli for breaking this record, a proud moment for all Indian cricket fans.
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