Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium, Hyderabad
October 12 to 16; 09:30 IST
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India and the West Indies contributed equally to the primary Take a look at ending inside three days. India have been ruthless, first with the bat by posting a giant whole after which their bowlers confirmed their class in taking 20 wickets in lower than 100 overs (98.5, to be exact). The West Indies lacked the substance within the batting and bowling departments to offer the house crew with extra of a problem. And, on the finish of the Take a look at, virtually nothing felt stunning.
Chatting with the media after the Take a look at, stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite alluded to the West Indies batsmen’s gung-ho strategy, which clearly didn’t assist their trigger. “Going ahead what we have to do is together with the attacking photographs, belief in (our) defence. I feel that’s the important thing.” Nevertheless, apart from Sunil Ambris, who obtained out attempting to heave the ball, the visiting batsmen had little clue towards the Indian bowlers.
Waiting for the second Take a look at, the onus actually is on the West Indies to up their sport within the batting and bowling departments. India are an completed crew who boast nice selection of their bowling assault and their batsmen are greater than able to scoring 100s in these circumstances.
Jason Holder didn’t play the primary Take a look at as a result of an ankle harm and West Indies missed him large time. He has 28 wickets in 5 Assessments this yr and, along with his batting, he provides depth to the batting line-up. If West Indies are to have an opportunity, Holder’s return to the taking part in XI may be very a lot vital, not least as a result of he’s the common captain as properly.
From India’s perspective, the query is whether or not they retain their taking part in XI or give possibilities to those that didn’t play the primary Take a look at. Mayank Agarwal is amongst those that will be performed in Hyderabad, with native boy Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur additionally having possibilities of getting a look-in.
Pitch report and climate forecast
The pitch on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium is prone to be good for batting once more, nevertheless it has been slow-paced in current instances. Like with most different Indian pitches, the spinners could have a key function to play.
The forecast for the 5 days of the Take a look at is basically clear, with patches of sunshine and cloud cowl and the temperature hovering within the early-30s (diploma Celsius).
India vs West Indies face to face in Take a look at
The win in Rajkot was India’s 19th over West Indies and eighth on residence soil.
India vs West Indies taking part in XI
Attainable India taking part in 11: 1 Virat Kohli (c), 2 KL Rahul, three Prithvi Shaw, four Cheteshwar Pujara, 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant, 7 R Ashwin, eight Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj, 11 Kuldeep Yadav
Attainable West Indies taking part in XI: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Kieran Powell, three Shai Hope, four Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shane Dowrich (wk), 7 Sunil Ambris/Jason Holder (c), eight Devendra Bishoo, 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Shannon Gabriel, 11 Sherman Lewis
India will as soon as once more be the overwhelming favorite to win the Take a look at, however whether or not West Indies make their life as straightforward as in Rajkot stays to be seen.