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India vs West Indies match. We are covering IND vs WI 2nd Test Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the Second Test match.


IND vs WI 2nd Test Dream11 Team Prediction and Probable XI: Preview 

Hello and Welcome to our preview for India vs West Indies match. We are covering IND vs WI 2nd Test Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the Second Test match. The match is to be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

Number one Test team in the world, India, brushed aside the inexperienced Windies team within three days in the first Test match played at Rajkot. India won the toss and opted to bat first. Debutant Prithvi Shaw grabbed the opportunity with a stunning century on day one. India amassed 649 runs with Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja getting past the three-figure mark as well. Other than Shannon Gabriel, no WI bowler was effective.

Windies disappointed with the bat as well. The batsmen were eager to play their shots from ball one rather than taking time to adjust to the nature of the pitch. Roston Chase and Kieron Powell scored the fifties in the Test but the visiting team was wrapped within 98.5 overs across two days of play. R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav were the chief destroyers.

The absence of regular captain Jason Holder and fast bowler Kemar Roach pushed Windies on backfoot in the first Test. The team will also have to think about their batting approach otherwise they will end up as another feast for hungry Indians. For India, this will be the last Test before Australia tour, so match-practice will be important for all concerned.

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When and Where:

IND vs WI, Second Test, Windies Tour of India,2018
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
09:30 AM IST, Friday, October 12, 2018 – Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Venue Stats:

Second innings average runs: 428
Second innings average runs: 380
Third innings average runs: 225
Fourth innings average runs:159 

Squads:

IND: (12 Men squad for the Test)
Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur.

WI:
Jason Holder (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton.

Team News: 

India:


The 12-man squad announced for the Test does not include Mayank Agarwal so the batting setup is likely to remain the same.

Shaw and Rahul will open with Kohli at number three. Pujara, Rahane and Pant will form the middle order. Ashwin-Jadeja-Kuldeep will be the spin trio that will be unleashed at the Windies team.

Bowling coach Bharat Arun backed Umesh Yadav so the bowler is certain to start. India could hand a Test debut to Shardul Thakur to test his potential before the Australian tour. Shami had a few injury concerns in the first Test.

West Indies:

According to the reports, Jason Holder is likely to lead and bowl for the Windies in the second Test. The final call will be taken on the morning of the match.

Kemar Roach is back and will be a certainty in the playing XI.

There were doubts over Gabriel’s fitness, again the final call will be on the match morning.

The batting lineup is expected to remain the same.

Probable Playing XI:

IND:
KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami/Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav.

WI:
Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel (if fit)/Jomel Warrican. 

IND VS WI 2nd Test Dream11 Team Prediction:

Shane Dowrich/R Pant (Wk)
Prithvi Shaw (Vc)
KL Rahul (C)
Virat Kohli
Kieran Powell
Ravindra Jadeja
R Ashwin/R Chase
Jason Holder
Kuldeep Yadav
Umesh Yadav
Kemar Roach

Captain and Vc choice: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, R Jadeja, R Ashwin.

Suggestions:

  • We make KL Rahul as a Captain if you want then switch it to Virat Kohli.
  • Shai Hope, S Hetmyer and K Brathwaite are also good Batsmens from Windies side.

Key Players:

India:
Virat Kohli
R Ashwin
R Jadeja
KL Rahul
R Pant
K Yadav
P Shaw
U Yadav

West Indies:
Jason Holder
Roston Chase
Shai Hope
D Bishoo
K Braithwaite
S Hetmyer
Dowrich
Kemar Roach

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