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30 July 2016 08:40

Second Test Preview: West Indies v India

The West Indies return to the scene of their last Test match victory over India as the series moves to Jamaica's Sabina Park.

That victory though came back in 2002 and very little from the first Test would offer any suggestion that the West Indies can repeat that feat.

The West Indies have suffered innings defeats in four of their last five outings against India.

The men from the Caribbean have drafted uncapped fast bowler, Alzarri Joseph, into the squad with the young quick competing for a place in the XI with another uncapped seamer Miguel Cummins as it seems the West Indies are looking for an extra pace option.

The hosts will be looking for an improved performance from batting mainstay Marlon Samuels. Kraigg Brathwaite showed glimpses of quality in the first Test, but overall the West Indies would be disappointed with their batting unit, and will want to see an all round improvement.

India are unlikely to change a winning formula, after a successful experiment with Ravichandran Ashwin coming in at six which allowed India to play an extra bowler.

Despite India's victory Cheteshwar Pujara will be feeling the pressure having failed to produce a fifty in his last five innings and competition for places in the team very stiff.

India's long suffering seamer's may enjoy the Sabina park wicket but India are unlikely to leave a tweaker out in favour of a paceman leaving Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami to carry the pace attack.

Traditionally Sabina Park is the fastest wicket in the Caribbean but it has slowed in recent years, the inclusion of an extra quick in the West Indies squad could suggest the wicket will be prepared to favour quick bowlers.

Key Players

For the hosts Marlon Samuels will need to step up and lead this young West Indies batting lineup by example, while Shannon Gabriel will be tasked with leading the bowling attack. Captain Jason Holder is another who needs to improve with both the bat and the ball.

Virat Kohli will be integral to India's cause, as he always seems to be these days. The captain has to be the West Indies most prized scalp after his double ton in Antigua.

Last Five Head-To-Head Results

2016 First Test: India won by an innings and 92 runs
2013 Second Test: India won by an innings and 126 runs
2013 First Test: India won by an innings and 51 runs
2011 Third Test: Drawn
2011 Second Test: India won by an innings and 15 runs

Squads

West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel, Leon Johnson, Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravi Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Sardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav

Details

July 30-August 3

Morning session: 10:00-12:00 (14:00-16:00GMT)
Afternoon session: 12:40-14:40 (16:40-18:40)
Evening session: 15:00-17:00 (19:00-21:00)

Umpires: Ian Gould, Aleem Dar
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle

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