India will try to seal the Test-series when they get on West Indies in the second match starting Friday at the famous Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. India secured a 318-run win — their most extensive overseas victory in terms of the run – in the 1st Test in Antigua and started their World Test Championship battle in style. All the 3-seamers
Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami
were between the wickets in Antigua which has been the case now for quite some time. Also, all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja performed the role of holding spinner superbly. Besides hitting up wickets, he also shared with crucial runs in the 1st innings and showed why he is such an essential member of the team in all the 3-formats of the game.
Here’s a peek at the India Predicted XI on West Indies for the 2-Test
Agarwal declined to perform well in the first Test, and with multiple players competing for the opening slot, the youngster needs to perform well in the 2nd Test. The right-hander scored just 5 in the first innings and the 2nd innings, he led to scoring 16 before he was confined LBW by Roston Chase.
Two good starts but KL Rahul was powerless to transform them into a big opportunity during the first Test.
He totalled 44 in the first innings and 38 in the second but dismissed before he could start creating of a century.
A lot of expected from the Test professional but he failed to impress during the 1st Test match in Antigua. He was released poorly in the first sessions and the second sessions, he showed promise before Kemar Roach castled him for 25.
The Indian cricket team captain failed to get big in the first innings.
But he got back well in the 2nd innings and was able to score a half-century to lead his team to a big total. Kohli is currently one century away from rising to the joint 2nd spot for the most number of Test hundreds as captain.
Rahane was the best of the Indian batsmen in the 1st Test.
He scored a 50 in the 1st innings and then hit brightly in the 2nd innings to score his first Test century since the 132 against Sri Lanka in August 2017.
The all-rounder maintained his best run of form as he was the 2nd-highest scorer for India.
The second innings with an over 93 and his innings also earned him recognition from VVS Laxman.
“I was fascinated with the way Hanuma Vihari compared his task. He batted freely without taking unnecessary risks, and has seemed like he belongs in Test cricket from the time he made his appearance in England last year,”
It was a frustrating outing for the young wicketkeeper in Antigua.
He failed to gain on a good start in the 1st innings and the 2nd innings, he fell prey to Roston Chase for 7.
First, Pant left to score big in the limited-overs series, and he will be attending to end the tour on a long when India take on West Indies in Kingston.
Jadeja won tons of recommendation from experts and fans alike due to his show within the Interstate Commerce Commission tournament 2019
He is maintaining his physical run with a 50 within the 1st innings of the first check. He additionally unbroke the runs in Test along with his disciplined bowling and was ready to take two wickets to feature to West Indies’ misery.
Shami was the least strong among the India pacers, but he did his job well with just economy rates and 4-wickets in the match. He will definitely get a spot in the playing XI regarding the nature of the Kingston pitch, and he will surely be watching to create a better show.
Ishant Sharma continued his fine form with 8- wickets in the match.
He is currently tied with traditional all-rounder Kapil Dev at the 2nd spot in the list of most wickets taken by an Indian external Asia. If he manages to take 1-wicket in the future Test, he will fit the sole second position rack in this extensive list.
The fast-bowler was at his awesome best as he swung the ball both ways to torment the home batsmen and ended with incredible figures of 8-4-7-5 in the second innings. It was a great show from the fast bowler who has confirmed himself as one of the top bowls facilities in the business as India coasted to success.