There is a lot of buzz around about the Test Championship and India now begin their campaign against West Indies from Thursday. India already clean-swept West indies in ODI as well as in T20 series. India is the definite favorites with power pack batting unit and quality bowlers. India is now holding number one position in test rankings on the other hand West Indies sitting at the 8th place.
The test series between India and West Indies takes place on Thursday at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium. India has a terrific record against west Indies in recent years. The only thing in West Indies favors that they are having a good record on this particular venue.
Match Details:- Sir Vivian Richards Stadium,North Sound, Antigua , Time:- 7:00 PM IST Thursday 22 August 2019
Pitch Info:- The wicket is good for both batting and bowling. The team batting first will get the advantage. Conditions are good for West Indies bowling as the stat suggests hosts have lost the only game at this venue and that is also against India.
India vs West Indies Last 10 Matches
India Won:- 7 West Indies Won:- 0 Draw:- 3
India tour of West Indies 2016 (4 Tests)
India Won – 2 West Indies Won:- 0 Draw:- 2
Virat Kohli :- Match Played : 4 Runs :- 251 Avg :- 62.75
A Rahane :- Match Played : 4 Runs :- 243 Avg :- 121.50
R Ashwin :- Match Played : 4 Wickets :- 17
M Shami :- Match Played : 4 Wickets :- 11
India 15 men Squad:- Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant (wk)
West Indies Squad:- Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.
India Probable XI
- Lokesh Rahul
- Mayank Agarwal / Rohit Sharma
- C Pujara
- Virat Kohli (c)
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Rishabh Pant (wk)
- R Ashwin
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Ishant Sharma / M Shami
- Jasprit Bumrah
- K Yadav
West Indies Probable XI
- K Brathwaite
- John Campbell
- Shai Hope
- Darren Bravo / S Hetmyer
- Roston Chase
- R Cornwall
- Jason Holder (c)
- Shane Dowrich
- Shannon Gabriel
- Keemo Paul
- Kemar Roach.
Fantasy Cricket Tips For India vs West Indies 1st Test Match
- Ajinkya Rahane average 121.50 when India toured in 2016 that makes him good choice for the C/VC
- Mayank Agarwal scored 195 runs against Australia in his first tour and carrying his form in domestic season as well.
- Shai Hope is one of the best batsmen in the West Indies line up and has performed well in home conditions
- Rakheem Conrwell another allrounder has performed consistently well for the west indies in the domestic arena.
Safe Captain / Vice-Captain Choices
Safe Captain / VC:- Virat Kohli, C Pujara, R. Ashwin, R Jadeja, S Hope, J Holder
Risky Choices for Captain (For Grand Leagues Only):- A. Rahane, K Yadav, M Shami, I Sharma
Note:- Please make your team with the help of information provided by us. Make sure the teams shown above are the demo teams. The final team will be provided after the toss once the official team will be declared.