The first of the two-match test series between West Indies and India is ready to begin with a matchup between the two sides. This match will take place on July 12 at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica.In this article we will discuss about match strategies, Key players, Pitch conditions and winner prediction of West Indies vs India.
West Indies vs India, Match Details:
Match: West Indies vs India, India tour of West Indies 2023
Date and Time: July 12, 2023, 7:30 pm ISTVenue: Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica
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West Indies Preview
Due to a lower back injury, the hosts will be without left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie. Potential debutants Kirk McKenzie and Alick Athanaze, as well as spinners Rakheem Cornwall and Jomel Warrican, are all competing for a spot in the starting XI. Only one of West Indies’ last six Tests, but all of those games were on the road. They want to win four straight games at home.
West Indies Key Players
Kraigg Brathwaite, who has already scored a century in a Test Match this year, has been dominating at the top of the order alongside Tagenarine Chanderpaul in recent matches.
Jason Holder, a former captain and all-arounder, has so far in 2023 taken 12 wickets in Test matches. His experience and lower order batting will be very important in this game.
The fastest bowler for the West Indies this year, Alzarri Joseph, has taken more wickets for non-spin than anyone else. In all formats, he poses a ball threat.
India begins this run of matches without players like Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (injured), and Mohammed Shami (rested), who finished second in the World Test Championship for the second consecutive season.Yashasvi Jaiswal will open for India in the first Test, according to captain Rohit Sharma. Jaiswal will debut in the red-ball format. Shubman Gill will be given the number in the meantime. After Cheteshwar Pujara was benched, the No. 3 spot became vacant.India has lost all three of their recent Test matches, but they have a particularly good record in this format against the West.
India Key Players
Virat Kohli: The top order right-handed batsman needs 21 runs to reach 8500 Test runs. Over the past 18 months, he has played well for the United States in international cricket.
In India earlier this year, the bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja excelled on turning wickets, and he will be prepared to contribute in this Test with both the bat and the ball.
Ravichandran Ashwin—The seasoned off-spinner will be out to redeem himself in this game after being left out of the World Test Championship Final lineup.
The Windsor Park pitch in the Dominican Republic is expected to function similarly to a typical test cricket playing surface. The seamers will have some opportunity for lateral movement on Day 1, but it is expected that the hitters will dominate on Days 2 and 3. On the final two days of the competition, the spinners will be essential in determining the outcome of the game because the surface is expected to slow down as the game goes on. The score in the first inning is typically between 250 and 270.
On the first and last days of the match, Dominica is expected to have rain showers and thunderstorms. Expected temperatures will range from 26 to 30 degrees Celsius, with humidity in the 70s.
West Indies Predicted Playing XI
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
India Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar
West Indies Vs India Prediction= India to win
India, captained by Rohit Sharma, will enter the match as clear favorites because their roster is greater than that of the host team.In almost 20 years, the hosts have not defeated India in a test series. They must therefore be alert if they want to compete with an Indian team that is in good form in the first test.Even though India is not at full strength and West Indies is a great team at home, we still believe India will be too powerful with both the bat and the ball. We anticipate India to triumph in this Test.