West Indies vs India 1st Test Preview, Prediction & Probable Playing XI
West Indies are ready to host a strong looking India for four test-match series starting tomorrow (21 July). Host will take on India in first of four test-match series on Thursday (21 July) at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
Fixture: West Indies vs India, 1st Test Match/ WI vs IND
Time/Date: 07:30 PM IST/ 02:00 PM GMT/ 10:00 AM LOCAL/ 21 July
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
West Indies have poor records against visitors because they have played 15 test against each other without beating them. So this time they will look to overturn the fortunes with their improved performance.
Having lost Jerome Taylor to retirement and by not picking Kemar Roach, the team will be without a new-ball pair who has taken 252 wickets. And, in their place the men from the Caribbean have arguably their weakest line-up ever in Carlos Brathwaite, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins.
Batting responsibility lies in the experienced hands of Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels looking at inexperienced batting line-up. Duo have to perform if they want to give any competition to visitors.
heir opponents India won their last two Test series in the Caribbean in 2006 and 2011 and come into the series as the favourites to complete a hat-trick of series wins. With a batting line-up consisting of Murali Vijay, skipper Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, they will know that putting up runs on the board will not be a problem.
What is the full squad of West Indies and India for 1st Test
India Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
West Indies Squad: Jason Holder(c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajendra Chandrika, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Miguel Cummins
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