The 100th Test match is going to be held between India and West Indies.
Virat Kohli will play his 500th international match.
New Delhi. Team India completely defeated West Indies in the opening test and won the match by an innings and 141 runs. Rohit Sharma and Co. would like to continue their dominance against the Caribbean team for the second Test starting July 20 at the Queen’s Park Oval. The second Test match to be played between India and West Indies is historic, as it will be the 100th Test between the two countries in the history of Test cricket. However, there is a threat of rain on this test.
The second series between India and West Indies is also an important one for star batsman Virat Kohli as he will be playing his 500th match for the Indian cricket team in international cricket. Kohli will become the 10th player in world cricket to achieve this feat and the fourth Indian to achieve this feat after Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
How will be the weather pattern in Port of Spain:
It will be mostly cloudy in Port of Spain during the second Test between India and West Indies. There is a possibility of rain disrupting the five-day game. The temperature can remain between 25 ° C and 31 ° C, while the humidity is expected to be around 80 percent. Winds will blow at a speed of 10-15 kilometers per hour. According to the report of weather.com, there are 52% chances of rain on the first day of the match. There is a possibility of 49% rain on the second day of the match, 51% on the third day, 47% on the fourth day and 41% on the fifth day. The weather forecast for all the five days is gloomy and there is a high possibility that rain could become a major threat for the second Test in Trinidad.
The Queen’s Park Oval is a typical Caribbean pitch, which will help the batsmen in the first two innings and slow down as the match progresses. Fast bowlers can enjoy bowling with the new ball, while spinners can come in handy in the last two days. Of the 61 Test matches played at this ground, the team batting first has won 20 matches, while the team chasing has emerged victorious on 18 occasions. The average first innings score at Queen’s Park Oval is a little over 300.
The two teams are as follows:
Full Squad of India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), KS Bharat (Wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mukesh Kumar, Akshar Patel, Navdeep Saini , Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat.
Full Squad of West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (Vice-Captain), Joshua Da Silva (wicket-keeper), Alik Athanage, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Tagenarin Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Jomel Warrican.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 20, 2023