India vs West Indies
India and West Indies will be playing the second test match of the two-match test series at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad from 12th-16th October. India won the first test match against West Indies easily. India will be looking to replicate the same performance while West Indies will be looking to make a comeback. Jason Holder will be back and captaining India. Live streaming will be available on the Hotstar.
India has given chances to new faces as Prithvi Shaw debuted in the first match. Indian batting performed incredibly well in the first test match and skipper Virat Kohli would hope that team continues the same performance.
West Indies, on the other hand, would like to forget the performance shown in the first match and come back stronger in the second match. Barring exceptions their batting was below ordinary and Indian bowlers made them play on their terms. West Indies management would want their batsmen to spend more time on the crease and contribute for the team.
India is again favorite; however, West Indies will be eager to make a mark. They will try too level the series while India will try to make it 2-0.
What Indian skipper Virat Kohli said before the second test match
They are going to try and come harder at us because it’s his only a two-match series. At this stage, they don’t have any other options apart from trying to make a comeback. We are aware of the fact that they will come hard at us. We just simply have to be at the top of our game and if there is a difficult situation, we just have to play sensible cricket to come out of it. We expect them to come back stronger in this game.
Roston Chase spoke for West Indies before the second test match
It is a similar feeling (losing to England in Birmingham and winning in Headingley). Sometimes we have talks in the dressing room and we say that need a bit of a punch for us to fight back. I don’t know about that but we didn’t play well in the first game. We are looking to fight back in the second game. We probably had that nervous energy in the first game. The guys should be good and ready to go in the second game
Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj
West Indies Squad
Windies (From): Jason Holder(c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Sunil Ambris, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich, Jahmar Hamilton, Sherman Lewis, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Kieran Powell, Jomel Warrican
Live telecast will be available at Star Sports network. Live streaming will be available at Hotstar. We will keep you updated with the latest updates.