The Indian Cricket Team started the test series on a resounding note with an innings and 141 runs win in the first Test match played at Windsor Park, Dominica. The pitch had lots of spin that created havoc among the West Indies batters. Ravichandran Ashwin created havoc picking up 5 wickets for 60 runs and wickets at regular intervals to bowl out the hosts for just 150.
In reply, Yashavi Jaiswal scored a brilliant 171 on his debut innings. Rohit Sharma also smashed a century along with Virat Kohli 76 helped India post 421 for 5. Ravichandran Ashwin again was the pick of bowlers for Team India with 7 for 70 and skittled out West Indies for 130 in the second innings registering an innings and 141 runs victory. For his 171, Yashavi Jaiswal was named player of the match award.
West Indies included Kevin Sinclair into 13 replacing Raymon Reifer. On the other, India might go with an unchanged squad that played in the opening encounter and look to continue their domination against the hosts.
Details– 2nd Test, India versus WI
Venue– Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain
Date and Time– 20 July, 7.30 PM
The pitch at Queens Park Oval, Trinidad may assist the pace bowlers initially before it becomes a good batting paradise. A total of 61 Test matches have been played at this venue with West Indies winning 20, visiting team winning 18 while 23 matches resulted in drawn affairs.
The team batting first won a total of 20 times while the team batting second won a total of 18 times. This will be a memorable occasion as India and West Indies will be playing their 100th Test match overall.
A total of 13 matches have been played between India and West Indies at this venue with India winning 3, West Indies 3, and 7 matches resulting in a draw.
Team India are all set to play the second Test against West Indies. While the veteran player has been dropped, a new face has been added too. However, Betway has also placed its odds in favour of the home team (15.00) instead of the visitors (1.30). Seeing this, an exciting game is expected to take place.
West Indies (WI) vs India (IND) – Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Yashavi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajiyanka Rahane, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj
Kraigg Braithwaite (C), Tangerine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva, Rakheem Cornwall, Jason Holder, Kevin Sinclair, Alazzari Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.
Fantasy Team Selection- WI vs India
Team 1- Rohit Sharma (C), Yashavi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Kraigg Braithwaite, Ravichandran Ashwin (VC), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat.
Team 2- Kraigg Braithwaite (C), Tangerine Chanderpaul, Shubman Gill (VC), Ajiyanka Rahane, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva, Ishan Kishan, Alazzari Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Kevin Sinclair.