Watch Day 1 West Indies vs India 2nd Test ICC World Test Championship Aug 30 – Sep 3 2019
India (probable XI): 1 KL Rahul, 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Hanuma Vihari, 7 Rishabh Pant, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
West Indies will make a forced change, with Keemo Paul replacing Miguel Cummins. They may consider strengthening their bowling by possibly looking at the uncapped Rahkeem Cornwall in place of Shamarh Brooks.
West Indies (probable XI): 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 John Campbell, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Roston Chase, 5 Shai Hope, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Rahkeem Cornwall, 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel
Pitch and conditions
“Grass. We want no more spin,” a member of the groundstaff told ESPNcricinfo on match eve. The extent of greenness and how it’ll play will only be seen on match day, though. Would they really want to risk exposing their batsmen to India’s pace attack, then? It’ll be a brave call should it come down to that. For the record, West Indies’ fast bowlers picked up 18 of the 20 wickets to fall when they last played Test here, where Bangladesh were beaten inside three days.