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India to outplay West Indies once again
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India to outplay West Indies once again

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Seeking to continue the victory after a 318-run victory in the first test, India will now face West Indies in the the second Test which begins at the Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday.

Jasprit Bumrah will once again lead the devastating fast bowling unit. Rishabh Pant has to prove a point this time by performing well to stay with Team India.

"The conditions here are good and the pitch also looks good. We are expecting another good performance," bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Wednesday.

The only concern of the team management is the low form of Rishabh Pant. So,iIt is unlikely that India will be tinkering with their playing XI after a big win.

Opener Mayank Agarwal wasn't in his elements in the first Test but it is expected that he would get another opportunity. The Indian middle-order performed admirably with Ajinkya Rahane back in form.

Hanuma Vihari also justified his selection with a 93 in the second innings. The pace bowling was near flawless in the first game with Ishant and Bumrah looking menacing with five-wicket hauls each. Even Mohammed Shami was very effective. Ravindra Jadeja proved his utility as an all-rounder.

For the West Indies, talented players like Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope didn't perform to the level expected. Much dependable Roston Chase also was out of form in the second innings.

Teams:

India: Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Kraigg Braithwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.