Beginning on July 15, the first Test of India’s tour of the West Indies will take place at Windsor Park in Roseau between West Indies VS Indiafavorite. India has been playing well in this format lately; in their last five matches, they have managed to win two and draw one. In contrast, West Indies has only been able to win one of their last five matches. India is the series favored to begin, so West Indies would have to put in more effort to prevent a clean sweep in this format.
West Indies VS India Match Details:
Date: On Friday 14 July 2023
Time: 19:30 PM IST
Venue: Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sonyliv
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West Indies VS India Match Preview
In their most recent match, South Africa defeated West Indies by winning the toss and choosing to bat. The majority of the runs scored by the side in the first several innings were scored by the top order of South Africa. West Indies had a poor start before South Africa responded with a respectable total of 320 runs. West Indies achieved 251 runs on the board as a result of Jason Holder’s outstanding 81-run performance, which proved some resistance down the order. Temba Bavuma played the entire first inning, scoring 172 runs while also contributing to his team’s 321 runs in the second inning.
India won the toss and decided to field in their previous encounter against Australia after facing up against them. When Australia batted on a decent surface, Steve Smith and Travis Head made the most of it by each scoring hundreds, helping Australia achieve an incredible total of 469 runs. India’s performance with the bat in response was poor, but they were still able to reach 296 runs thanks to some resistance near the end. Australia batted effectively in the second innings, scoring 270 runs for the loss of eight wickets before declaring their innings and setting India a high 444-run goal.
Toss & Pitch Report
The Windsor Park pitch is more suited to bowlers than to batters. Because of the pitch’s turn and bounce, spinners will be important to the outcome of the match. Certainly, the chances of success are higher for batters who can effectively counter spin. The average score in the first innings for teams that win the toss is 249 points.
Roseau, DM is experiencing overcast weather. On the day of the match, there will be a 23 km/h wind speed, 80% humidity, and a temperature of around 28°C.
West Indies Predicted Playing XI:
Jermaine Blackwood, T Chanderpaul, Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Rahkeem Cornwall, J Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, A Athanaze, JA Warrican
India Predicted Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, RA Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj