Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team are in excellent form as they convincingly registered victories over the Windies in the T20 series and in the ODI series too. Team India will be brimming with confidence as they are eagerly waiting for the Test series.
Jason Holder & Co led West Indies cricket team are in the terrific form in the last 2 years in the longest format of the game. The Caribbean players are eagerly waiting to face the mighty Indian team in the Test series. The first Test between India & West Indies starts at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua on August 22 (Thursday).
The Indian cricket team start their World Test championship with the first Test against West Indies. India skipper Kohli has to try 3 things differently against Windies in the Test series. Let us have a look!
Mayank Agarwal & Hanuma Vihari To Open The Innings
Mayank Agarwal is a very special batsman as he was the highest run-getter in the Ranji Trophy in 2017. The Karnataka attacking player scored 1160 runs with 5 hundred at a batting average of 105.45. The young lad has a special talent of hitting big scores and loves to play his natural game in the opening slot.
Hanuma Vihari is a better choice than KL Rahul to open with Mayank Agarwal. If the team management wants Hanuma Vihari to sit on the bench, then it would be slightly difficult for him. If the Andhra guy may open the innings, then he can easily attack the opposition with the new ball.
Try For Ashwin Instead Of Jadeja
The veteran spinner Ashwin can play well in any condition during the crunch situation. Ashwin can tackle any batsmen with his magical deliveries. Jadeja is also a good all-rounder, but when compare to Ashwin Jadeja can't trap batsmen with his deliveries.
The storm innings against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semis may get a chance to Jadeja. But is the best choice to select in the playing XI.
Go For Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav is an excellent pacer, he can deliver almost 150k speed with his bowling action. Team management will go for the fast bowling trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. But Umesh Yadav has the ability to pick wickets at regular intervals.
India will face Windies for the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday (Aug 22) at 7 PM.