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What to Expect from Indian Team in Test Series against Jason Holder-led Side?

July 21
16:51 2016

india1New Delhi, Thursday, July 21– Bilateral series are always exciting. Such event catches the eyeballs without a doubt since cricket fans are excited to witness great show between bat and ball. Only a few hours remain for the first Test between India and West Indies to start. West Indies are hosting the tournament and it is a big opportunity for the Indian squad to log victory in style though it is clear that more than one hundred perfect efforts will be needed to build pressure on the rivals, who are considered a strong team.

It is always a proud moment for each countryman whenever the Men in Blue lift the winners’ trophy. Today’s match is one of the ideal chances to show that how fit and strong they are against West Indies despite the fact that not each member is full of experience. India play the most unpredictable sport in an unpredictable manner. When they looked confident of winning in a few matches in the past, opposite happened. Best example to jot down here in this context is the series against Sri Lanka a year ago when they lost opening Test surprisingly by 63 runs the moment India fans were sure that the visitors will easily win it. Regardless of defeat, they picked up pace and rise for better in the second and third Test matches, winning the series under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

Supporters expect nail-biting contests in a short while. Perfection on the personal front will be imperative for the Indian players if they wish to see themselves in the ‘Playing XI’ for a long time. Creating a particular place in the hearts of fans is possible through good form. India have some of the great fielders of the present time like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja. India will look forward to a better start in the first Test match and this will call for great show from Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.

Curtains will off suspense who will be in the team to contest against West Indies, who are led by Jason Holder and have Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajendra Chandrika, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Miguel Cummins, Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo and Jermaine Blackwood. If the tourists used their strengths throughout the match, it will be a bit easy for them to log victory towards the end of the day. Winning the T20 World Cup title early this year was a major achievement for West Indies but it is time for real show as things are completely different in the longest format of the game as compared to a match of limited overs.

If Indian side manages to do well today then there will be no pressure of bouncing back in the game. All they need is to start confidently and stay focused from Day 1 to Day 5. The contest is scheduled to take place at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua. All arrangements to successfully host the match have been done. If India do well in the series, it will be a massive opportunity to achieve what they haven’t so far. They have contested in opposition to the West Indies on the Caribbean turf in 45 Tests. Nonetheless, the team hasn’t been able to win a couple of Tests in succession, or for that matter, even two in a series. Beating the host in their den will be a great challenge for Indian team.

It is time for India to set new records. Kohli’s way if captaining his team will be a must watch. The first match between India and West Indies is supposed to give captains of both squads see through the talent housed by the members. Strengths and weaknesses are to be kept in mind when one thinks of outshining the rivals. To present a spellbinding play is a dream of each cricket player but is achievable to those who try to put their foot forward to book a berth in the list of probables whenever a tournament is played. Indian players will pay heed how to help the unit in the best way possible and perform superbly that lets India come in the lead position. Indisputably, Indian cricket team is full of talented cricketers. For the reason that all matches are to be played in different grounds of West Indies, chances of finding wickets with a different mood is high.

Performing to the best of abilities can be mantra for players to taste success. Since not too much time remains for the match to begin, both parties are making sure to sharpen their tools and mark a sound entry. Provided that just four players in the Indian team age over 30, fans may witness mesmerizing display of cricketing skills thanks to youthful exuberance in large amounts. Calm and composed play is likely from of Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Mohammed Shami who basically focus on speaking through their performances. It will be interesting to see whether some of the Indian players capitalizing experience earned during T20 matches by pocketing several runs in the number of deliveries faced or give themselves time to settle on crease and then hit shots or place the ball into the gaps for singles and twos. The action is to begin soon.

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