India aims to retain No.1 Ranking against West Indies
India have already sealed four-match test series 2-0 with fourth and final test yet to start on 18 August at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Visitors have gained No.1 test ranking courtesy Sri Lanka clean sweep Australia in three-match test series.
Fixture: West Indies vs India, 4th Test Match/ WI vs IND
Time/Date: 07:30 PM IST/ 02:00 PM GMT/ 10:00 AM LOCAL/ 18 Aug – 22 Aug
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
However, to remain at the top they need to win this test. If India win, they will finish on 112 points one point ahead of Pakistan but slip to 110 points if the Test is drawn. In case the West Indies wins fourth test then India will slip to fourth place with 108 rating points.
India comes into this fixture on the back of 237 runs win over West Indies in third test despite one complete day was lost due to rain. Visitors will look to continue their winning momentum and stay at the top in ICC Test Rankings. Biggest positive for India have been their pace-bowling attack who have raised their hands at crucial points.
Mohammed Shami is second in the leading wicket-takers list with 11 wickets, Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has got opportunity in only one match and he took six wickets to make a match out of Draw in third test. Ravichandran Ashwin has done excellent job so far and he is leading wicket-taker with 16 wickets to his name including two five-wickets haul.
Host have struggled in longer format of cricket while their performance in shorter format have been good. They have not been able to lift up except in second test which resulted in a draw courtesy Roston Chase who fought hard in the middle not only scored century but also saved one match for his country.
It has been disappointing performance from the West Indies batting order especially Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo, a lot was expected from them but they have disappointed their fans so far. Samuels has scored 148 runs, while Bravo has only managed 129 runs.
Where to watch India vs West Indies, 4th Test Match Live?
TV Channels: Sky Sports (UK & Ireland), Fox Sports (Australia), Ten Sports (India), Willow Cricket,
WI vs IND Test Match Live Score: Cricbuzz.com and ESPNCricinfo.com
What is the full squad of India and West Indies
India: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Murali Vijay
West Indies: 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