West Indies vs India – 1st Test – India tour of West Indies 2019
The Indian Cricket Team is currently on tour for the West Indies and the United States during the month of August and September 2019 to play 2 Test Matches, 3 ODIs and 3 T20I matches. T20Is will be played first in United States of America. Sad news for Indian fans is that MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya will not play for India in this series.
After completion of ODI and T20 Matches, now West Indies will host India for Test matches. This will be the first Test match between India and West Indies. It will be played on Thursday – 22nd August to Monday – 26th August. Venue will be Sir Vivian Richards Stadium,North Sound, Antigua. Match will be held on 09:30 AM (Local Time).
Performance of India was extra ordinary in ODIs and T20Is. India is also a better and balanced side in Test format. And this can be easily predicted that India will win this test match as well as they won the previous One-Day Internationals and T20 matches. India did a clean sweep by beating West Indies in all of the T20 Internationals. And our experts are of the opinion that India will take away this very initial Test match form West Indies. India is in outstanding form since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and they also performed well in this entire series.
West Indies really need to bring their old aggressive form back else they will face defeats in this series too. We hope to see tough contest between these teams but if we compare recent form of both of the teams, India has clear edge over West Indies. And that’s the main reason – why we opt India instead of West Indies.
This match will be played at historical stadium | Sir Vivian Richards Stadium,North Sound, Antigua. The captains of India and West Indies were looking back to the good memories their teams created at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. All of the key players of West Indies are out of form or not able to perform – what they are supposed to perform. This is the main reason for their consecutive defeats against India.
Both Holder and Kohli were keen to make a bright start to this very first test match of this series. Both will try their best to win this match. Key bowler for India is Ashwin, as he has exceptional history in test cricket against West Indies by reaping 60 wickets in 11 contests, out of which 17 wickets came in the 4 Tests he had played in the Caribbean, including the 7-83 to close out the match last time India faced West Indies in Antigua.
The team Who Will Win the Toss is supposed to choose bat first because conditions are in favor for batting team in Antigua. There will be least huge amount of humidity in the atmosphere. It will be batting friendly dry pitch. So toss winning team will opt bat first.
As discussed earlier, weather is partially good for cricket in Antigua these days. There might be light showers on the 1st day of test but for next 4 days, its being predicted that sun will be shinning all around . While temperature will last between 26 and 29 degrees. Conditions are moderate for cricket match.
Who Will Win TOSS : West Indies
Who Will Win Match : India
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|India Squad||West Indies Squad|
|Virat Kohli (Captain)||Jason Holder (Captain)|
|Manish Pandey||Evin Lewis|
|Rohit Sharma||John Campbell|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Kemar Roach|
|Shreyas Iyer||Shimron hetmyer|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Andre Russell|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Keemo Paul|
|Kedar Jadhav||Khary Pierre|
|K. L. Rahul||Kieron Pollard|
|Rishabh Pant||Roston Chase|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Nicholas Pooran|
|Deepak Chahar||Oshane Thomas|
|Khaleel Ahmed||Sheldon Cottrell|
|Navdeep Saini||Fabian Allen|
|Rahul Chahar||Carlos Brathwaite|
Complete Match Details
Date: Thursday – Monday, Aug 22 to Aug 26
Time: 09:30 AM LOCAL
Stadium: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
City: North Sound, Antigua
AVG 1st Inning Score : 290
AVG 2nd Inning Score : 354