India, then again, have now not made any adjustments to the squad that gained the primary recreation inside of 3 days in Rajkot. The lop-sided fits are hardly ever the type of preparation the Indian crew would have sought after sooner than the big-ticket collection towards Australia beginning in December.
In truth, Virat Kohli’s crew would possibly really feel a way of deja vu because it is going into the second one Check.
In 2011, India ruled the West Indies 2-Zero in a one-sided collection sooner than crashing to a Zero-Four defeat towards Australia Down Below. In a similar way, in 2013 when India gained each Check fits smartly inside of 3 days, the following excursion of South Africa did not pan out smartly as they misplaced the collection.
It’s only a hallmark that the West Indies Check groups over time have now not been aggressive sufficient to problem the Indian crew at house.
The focal point, as soon as once more, might be on Indian skipper Virat Kohli who scored 139 off 230 balls. And to not fail to remember the 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw, who expectedly hogged the limelight with a smashing ton on debut.
Then again, the one space of shock for India might be vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s shape. Rahane has long gone and not using a Check hundred for almost 14 months (ultimate hundred got here towards Sri Lanka in August 2017).
Shardul Thakur is still the 12th guy as a 2-Zero collection win is paramount for the house crew at this level of time. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will even like to make use of this chance smartly as they’re not likely to characteristic within the ODI collection.
For the Windies, the purpose will to a minimum of submit some battle in contrast to the Rajkot recreation the place they did not even ultimate 100 overs throughout each innings.
Kieran Powell’s 83 and Roston Chase’s 53 had been the one notable contributions from the Caribbean batting line-up within the first recreation.
India Ultimate 12: Virat Kohli (capt), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
(With PTI inputs)