IND vs WI 100th Test
Ind vs WI 2nd Test: In the second and final cricket Test against the West Indies starting here on Thursday, the Indian team will be eyeing a 'clean sweep' while Ajinkya Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) will be trying to expand his career by playing a big innings. This match is also the hundredth Test between the two teams (IND vs WI 100th Test). Indian captain Rohit Sharma has said in the press conference that this is a big opportunity and his team will try to maintain their dominance like the first match. In the first match in Dominica, India won by an innings and 141 runs.
After the Test starting here tomorrow, India now has to play a Test on the tour of South Africa in December-January. That is, this is the last chance for players like Rahane to confirm the claim of selection in the team of that series. Playing his first Test in 18 months, Rahane did well in the World Test Championship final (Ajinkya Rahane in WTC final) but could not get a chance in Dominica as India batted in just one innings.
There is a strong possibility that the Indian team will bat once again. In such a situation, Rahane will have to take full advantage because Shreyas Iyer will also be fit before the South Africa tour. Batting coach Vikram Rathour had said before this match that India would need Rahane in form for the South Africa tour.
"You work on technique constantly but I was impressed by his stable attitude. He was playing the ball late and also near the body. He is playing the same on the nets. There is no scope for much change in the team that won the first match within three days, but it remains to be seen whether the poorly performing fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat gets a chance again.
The 31-year-old Unadkat has played only three Tests in 13 years. In Dominica, he did not get a single wicket and he bowled only nine overs. In the first match, spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja (Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja bowling) spoke. There is a possibility of a pitch turning in this match too, due to which spin all-rounder Kevin Sinclair has been included in the Caribbean team instead of batting all-rounder Ramon Reifer.
In such a situation, the Indian team can replace Unadkat with Akshar Patel as another spinner. Shardul Thakur (Shardul Thakur) can also get a chance, whose batting has improved a lot. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who became the third Indian batsman to score more than 150 runs in the debut Test, would like to maintain this momentum. Shubman Gill could play only 11 balls after landing at number three and he will also be desperate to play a big innings.
Virat Kohli, who has not scored a century abroad since December 2018, would like to fill that gap. At the same time, Ishan Kishan, who waited for 20 balls to score the first run in the debut Test, will also be waiting for the opportunity. Apart from Alyque Athanage, who made his debut for the West Indies, none of the batsmen could face the Indian spinners. He needs a pitch that helps fast bowlers so that Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph can do something amazing.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.
West Indies: Craig Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blockwood, Joshua da Silva, Alyque Athanage, Rahkeem Cornwell, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Ramon Reifer, Kemar Roach, T Chandrapaul, Kirk McKenzie, Jomel Warrican.
Match starts at 7:30 PM IST. From <>.
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