WI vs IND: A look at five players to watch out for from the West Indies squad selected for the first Test in Dominica.
The Indian Cricket Team’s stint of the West Indies is set to begin on July 12, with the first Test match at Windsor Park in Rosseau, Dominica.
India’s former visit to the colosseum was for the third Test during a series in 2011, a match that ended in a draw. Virat Kohli is the sole surviving player across both brigades from that game.
The West Indies is coming into this series on the reverse of a 2- 0 Test loss down at South Africa. While the first Test was a close affair, with the Windies falling short by 87 runs, the second was one- sided, with the host winning by 284 runs.
The series against India comes at a time when West Indies justice has hit gemstone bottom. It failed to reach the ODI World Cup in India latterly this time, with the two- time champion losing to Scotland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe in qualifying matches. This is the first time West Indies won’t feature at a men’s 50- over World Cup.
Let’s look at five players to watch out for from the West Indies team named for the first Test in Dominica.
The West Indian Test captain has been his platoon’s stylish batter for the last many times. Since making his debut against Pakistan in 2011, the nature has amassed further than 5,000 Test runs. In this period, he also hit 12 centuries and 28 fifties. Brathwaite, who’s known for his tolerance at the crinkle, will be a delicate gate to take, despite his modest returns in the former South Africa series.
Jermaine Blackwood is the vice captain of the West Indies Test platoon and was its loftiest run- getter in the South Africa series. The middle- order batter has played 54 Tests since his debut against New Zealand in 2014. He has scored 2800 Test runs, including three centuries. Blackwood has maundered well with the tail, which is why he’ll be an important gate for the Indian platoon.
Kemar Roach is formerly a legend among the current generation of West Indian players, having taken over 260 Test lattices since his debut in 2009 against Bangladesh. He’d hit the ground running in Test justice, picking up 13 lattices across his first two games but has had a stop- launch career since. At 35, his stylish times might be behind him, but he continues to forefront the bowling attack, picking up a a five- for in the first Test against South Africa in March.
Alzarri Joseph was the West Indies ’ stylish bowler on the stint to South Africa, picking up 12 lattices across the two Tests. The rangy leader has formerly played 28 Tests, taking 84 lattices. Given he’s just 26, Joseph can be the Windies’s go- to fast bowler in the times to come. His pace and brio will be an asset, and his lower- order benefactions with the club will be an added advantage.
The former West Indies Test platoon captain, Jason Holder, has had a topsy- turvy Test career. But despite the inconsistency, he has managed to score 2700 Test runs and pick up 155 lattices. He also has a Test double- century to his name, fur at number eight during England’s stint of the West Indies in 2019. In the series against South Africa, he scored 118 runs across two matches, also picking up seven lattices. India will be cautious of his counter-attacking capacities, especially against the baits. Know More Latest Cricket News…