India Vs West Indies 1st Test: Team India’s top order completely collapsed in the first innings of the Antiga Test against the West Indies. West Indies fast bowlers Keymar Roach and Shannon Gabriel made India’s talented batsmen aware of their speed and bounce. Mayank Agarwal 5, Cheteshwar Pujara 2 and Virat Kohli were dismissed by just 9 runs. By the time the news was written, Team India’s three wickets fell for just 25 runs.
Team India Upset with Pace Bounce
Team India captain Virat Kohli lost the toss and the West Indies Captain was Happy. West Indies captain Jason Holder chose bowling first. His bowlers took advantage of the bouncy pitch and humidity. First of all, Keymar Roach got Mayank Agarwal caught out by wicketkeeper She Hope. After this, Cheteshwar Pujara could also stay at the crease for just 4 balls and was caught by wicketkeeper She Hope.
After two wickets fell, captain Virat Kohli stepped to the crease. He Hit two two Boundries. But in the 8th over, Shannon Grabriel’s bouncing ball ended Kohli’s game. The ball went into the street with the edge of his bat and Brooks took an easy catch.
Such a Bad Start After 5 Years
Let us tell you that this is the first time since 2014. That Team India has made such a poor start in the first innings of a Test match. India have lost their first three wickets in the first 8 overs after 5 years. Earlier this happened against England in the Manchester Test and the Indian team was reduced to just 152 runs.
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West Indies Bowling Dangerous
Even though the West Indies team won easily in the T20 and ODI series, defeating the hosts in the Test series will not be easy. West Indies beat England 2–1 in their last home Test series. In that series, the West Indies used a bouncy pitch and against India they have made a similar strategy. Antiga’s pitch is made of black clay, in which the ball bounces more. Let us know that in the year 2019, West Indies fast bowlers have taken wickets at an average of just 19.68. The year 1987 has the best performance in a calendar year. India vs West Indies 1st Test.
Both Team playing XI
India: Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Windies: Craig Brathwaite, John Campbell, She Hope (wicketkeeper), Shamra Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (captain), Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabrielle, Keymer Roach.