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West Indies vs India 1st Test: Preview, Weather Report, Playing XI, Where to Watch

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West Indies vs India 1st Test: Preview, Weather Report, Playing XI, Where to Watch

West Indies vs India 1st Test: Team India is ready with a Test match against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground at North Sound in Antigua. West Indies already surprised everyone with their performance against England in the Test series earlier this year.

A win in the opening Test of the two test series will be the 27th for Kohli as a skipper. Virat Kohli said People have been talking about Test cricket not being relevant or dying down. For me, the competition has gone up two-fold in the last couple of years. It’s up tot he players to take the challenge and go for victories.

Batting line-up that has Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma should term clear favorite but this West Indies team, led by the Jason Holder.

West Indies’s pace bowling of Kemar Roach, Shanon Gabriel, and Jason Holder is more than a match for number one Test side in the world.

India’s openers are still new to International Cricket and with vice-captain. Ajinkya Rahane going through poor form, the hosts will be looking to go for the kill.

Match Details:

Match: WI vs IND, 1st Test, India tour of West Indies, 2019

Date: 22nd August to 26th August 2019

Time: 7:00 PM IST, 9.30 AM Local

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

Weather & Pitch Report:

Test match should not affected by rain as ample sunshine is predicted for most of days. Thunderstorms are predicted for Saturday but that should not be worry as there are just 50% chances of rain.

West Indies bundled out a strong England side for 187 and 132 runs in the last test match played. The hosts are expected to dish up similar conditions to test India’s middle order.

Where to Watch:

Test match will be covered on Sony Network through Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD, Sony Ten 3, and Sony Ten 3 HD. Match will be live stream through Sony Live app.

Playing XI:

India: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami.

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jason Holder (c), Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach.

Source: West Indies v India 2019, 1st Test: Preview, predicted XI


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