The stadium has hosted five Test matches, with the first of them all held between West Indies and India in 2011. The game ended in a draw.
Youthful opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal will make his India debut, as verified by captain Rohit Sharma, in the first Test against West Indies, starting latterly moment in Dominica. The southpaw, who enjoyed a astral season with the club in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before this time, will open the fur with Rohit, with Shubman Gill to come in atno. 3. Jaiswal will hope that he lives up to the hype and promise that he has shown in IPL, as well as the domestic circuit.
The West Indies stint will be the only red- ball series for the men in- blue before the largely anticipated 2023 ODI World Cup hosted by India in October- November.
With some new faces coming in and regulars like Chetestwar Pujara and Mohammed Shami not chancing a way into the platoon, India is likely to play a different platoon than usual.
In terms of the top order, one of Ruturaj Gaikwad or Yashasvi Jaiswal is anticipated to make a Test debut, with Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, and Rohit available.
The spin- bowling department sees analogous faces with Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel in the blend.
In the absence of Shami, Siraj is anticipated to lead the pack alongside Thakur, the two bellwethers who made the playing XI at the WTC 2023 final and are implicit campaigners to forefront India’s pace attack in the first Test.
The 29- time-old from Hyderabad is India’s leading gate- taker in ODIs and alternate only to Shami in Tests among pace bowlers in 2023.
Thakur could find himself in the platoon due to his fur exploits down the order. His gallant fifty and a hundred- run stage for the seventh gate with Ajinkya Rahane in the WTC final, which also placed him alongside the likes of Don Bradman and Allan Border in scoring three successive fifties at London’s Oval, could ameliorate his chances of being a regular in Rohit’s platoon.
Still, Unadkat could chirp Saini and Mukesh in the race to the playing XI, If India decides to go with a three-rounded pace attack alongside two baits.
Unadkat, who played his alternate Test against Bangladesh after a gap of 12 times in December 2022, travelled with India in London as the fifth leader.
With suckers awaiting a cracking launch to the series, the focus will also be on the rain gods in Dominca, with the sky set to remain cloudy on Day 1, as per Accuweather.
There will be 59 per cent pall cover with the temperature set to change between 25- 31 degree celsius in the morning. The pall cover could, still, could rise up to 79 per cent in the evening.
In fact, the sky in the first four days is anticipated to be” incompletely cloudy”, with the sun beaming out sparingly throughout the day.
Still, the rain could play killjoy on the final day. The match could end on a stalemate if the games goes to the final day.
Over the times, toss hasn’t been a huge factor at this venue, with brigades fur first and second have been vicotorious.
Speaking of the pitch, the track has supported bellwethers on the first day, with bettered conditions for fur on the coming two days.
Still, as the gate gets old, the baits come into play on Day 4 and 5.
The colosseum has hosted five Test matches, with the first of them all held between West Indies and India in 2011. The game ended in a draw.
Still, the venue hasn’t hosted an transnational Test match in nearly six times when Pakistan defeated West Indies by 110 runs.
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