A Strong Indian team to face a young West Indies side today


A Strong Indian team will face an inexperienced but an inspired West Indies team today at the Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The match will start from 19:30 IST onwards according to the Indian standard time where Virat Kohli led Indian team will be hoping to create history.

The Indian team has the aggressive leadership of Virat Kohli and the West Indies team is led by the young Fast Bowler Jason holder. Virat Kohli will be looking to change the poor Stats of Indian team on the West Indies soil while the relatively inexperienced West Indies will be looking to shell shock the Indian team.

Also Read – India vs West Indies Full Schedule 2016

Team News

The Indian management will stick to the batting line up that was used in both the warm up matches except the inclusion of Murli Vijay. The bowling department may feature India’s most trusted spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and R. Ashiwn and Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma may be the fast bowlers in the teams.

The West Indies team will field some young players along with the likes of Marlon Samuels and D.J. Bravo. They may give Miguel Cummins a chance to make his Test debut.

Opener Dilemma for the Indian team

Though Virat Kohli made it clear that he is looking to play KL Rahul for the opening batsman slot alongside Murli Vijay but the team management will also consider Shikar Dhawan as he was equally proficient in the Warm Up matches. This will be an important decision for the Indian team.

West Indies are the Underdog

Both the teams in this series look relatively young, but the Indian team has more experience on their side which makes their case strong. The West Indies team is inexperienced as many players in the team have an experience of playing fewer matches. This thing can backfire for West Indies.

Virat Kohli ready to explode                

It was the tour of West Indies six years ago when Virat Kohli made his Test debut, but the stats he holds on the West Indies Soil are not up to the mark regarding the talent he posses and hence he will be looking to change those stats.



Priyadarshan Singh Chouhan is an Editor at Playcaper. He joined Playcaper after working as a freelancer online & specialises in cricket and football.

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