West Indies vs India 1st Test: India bank on pace attack to counter Windies threat
West Indies vs India 1st Test: India bank on pace attack to counter Windies threat

Match details

Series/tournament name: West Indies vs India

Venue: North Sound, Antigua

Date: 22 August, 2019

Time: 7PM IST

Preview

After the limited-overs leg, India take on West Indies in a two-match Test series, the first of which is at Antigua. The match signifies the beginning of the World Test Championship for either side and 120 points are at stake in the series. India have a full-strength Test squad at their disposal and will be relying on their seam attack to counter West Indies' own battery of pacers on the changing wickets in the Caribbean. West Indies are no longer mere pushovers at home in Tests and have a series win against England last to showcase their strength at home.

Weather report: 

Humidity is expected to be high on days one and two of the Test match and the temperature could be just less than 30°C. There is rain expected on day four of the Test match but otherwise the forecast is clear.

Pitch report:

The pitch has progressively gotten better for batting over the last decade. Only seven Test matches have been played here with the team fielding first winning losing just once. The last Test here was between England and West Indies where first innings batting was hard work.

Injuries

None

Probable Playing XI:

India:

India are likely to stick to a five bowler pattern with Ravichandran Ashwin as no. 7. Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will be the pacers in all likelihood with Ravindra

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Rohit Sankar
A cricket enthusiast striving to convey the finer details of the game in a capsule. Rohit hopes to present a bird's eye view of the game. He has written for a handful of prestigious websites including Cricbuzz, The Independent, The Hindu, CricketNext, Firstpost and others.
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