West Indies vs India – 2nd Test Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is West Indies vs India taking place? Friday, 30th August, 2019 – 15:30 (UK)

Where is West Indies vs India taking place? Kingston, Jamaica

What is the expected weather for West Indies vs India? 30c with the occasional shower which may interrupt play but otherwise good

What channel is West Indies vs India on? West Indies vs India will be televised on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream West Indies vs India? West Indies vs India will be streamed live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for West Indies vs India? https://www.zoonga.com/indiatour

LAST MEETING
India beat West Indies by 318 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

WEST INDIES

  • West Indies come into this second and final Test match against India having to bounce back from a mauling last time out as they were defeated by 318 runs with captain Jason Holder saying their batsmen had to "look at themselves seriously in the mirror" following the dismal display.
  • They are unlikely to make any changes to the batting line-up however as they do not have a wealth of options at their disposal but after so many of them were able to make starts in the first innings, none managed to make a big score, and then they succumbed miserably to some superb bowling by Jasprit Bumrah in the second innings.
  • They are boosted by the return of Keemo Paul after injury as the all-rounder is fit following an ankle problem and he will replace Miguel Cummins which should be a significant improvement as Cummins failed to take a wicket in the first Test.

INDIA

  • India followed up their excellent performances in the ODI and T20 displays by comfortably winning the first Test match, and while it was far from a complete performance, they looked far superior to this dismal West Indies team right now.
  • Jasprit Bumrah received plenty of plaudits for his outstanding bowling in the second innings when he took 5/7 from eight overs but ultimately the Windies had no answer to the entire Indian pace attack, and they will be keen to continue their domination over them here.
  • Being ultra-critical, Virat Kohli will want to see more from the likes of Mayank Agarwal who could only manage 5 and 16, but they have so much strength in depth to their batting that they will be confident of producing the goods even if one or two batsmen fail, and they should be unchanged for this one.

THE PREDICTION

West Indies have been unable to compete with the tourists in the T20s, ODIs and now they look even further away from competing in the Test series. India are firing on all cylinders right now and their bowling unit especially was outstanding in the opening Test. Barring any extreme levels of complacency, they should comfortably wrap up another series against the Windies and the gulf in quality will be more than evident once again.

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