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After the defeat in the 1st Test at Windsor Park, the West Indies squad for 2nd Test against India has been announced by Cricket West Indies.
West Indies squad for 2nd Test against India
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced the 13 members squad for the second Test against India. The hosts are looking for leveling the series after a poor performance in the 1st Test against India as they lost by an innings and 141 runs.
On this occasion, West Indies have given a maiden Test-Call up to bowling all-rounder Kevin Sinclair.
Alick Athanaze had made an impressive debut scoring 47 and 28 runs might move up the order with Jermaine Blackwood remaining at number four. Sinclair’s maiden call-up makes it clear that Rahkeem Cornwall might lose his place in the side.
The off-spinner Sinclair boasts of a decent first-class record in his career. He has picked up 54 wickets in 18 matches with an average of 23.98.
Sinclair is known for his performance with the bat having scored 756 runs at an average of 29.07 with six fifties. The 23-year-old has already played seven ODIs and six T20Is for West Indies taking four wickets respectively.
Interestingly, West Indies have confirmed the same set of players with only a few changes. The team will be on hoping on captain Kraigg Brathwaite to make sure his team aiming for victory. The second Test between West Indies and India is scheduled to play on July 20 at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad.
West Indies 1st Test against India
India lost the toss and was forced to bowl first, the visitors made a good impression with the ball. Indian lead spinners Jadeja and Ashwin bagged a total of 8 wickets where Ashwin created numerous records with his 34th 5 wickets haul including entering into the 700 wickets club.
West Indies scored 150 runs in their first inning while the visitors declared the game while scoring 421 runs for 5 wickets loss. Indian openers, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma made a 229 runs partnership and broke a 2-decade record, and laid a strong foundation for the Indian cricket team.
While everyone expected a third century of the game from Virat Kohli, R Cornwall dismissed the Indian star for 76 runs. With Jadeja’s 37 India moved beyond the 400 runs mark and scored 421 runs before declaring.
In their 2nd inning, West Indies again failed to impress with the bat and ended their inning while scoring 130 runs. In the second inning, Ashwin bagged 7 wickets while Jadeja bagged 2 wickets and paved the way for India’s victory in the 1st Test game. Centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal has been awarded the Player of the Match award for his impressive 171 runs from 387 deliveries.
West Indies Squad for 2nd Test
Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-capt), Alick Athanaze, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kirk McKenzie, Kevin Sinclair, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican