New Delhi. Team India has reached Port of Spain for the second Test. The second and final Test between India and West Indies is to be played from 20 July. Talking about the first Test played in Dominica, Team India got victory in just 3 days. Yashasvi Jaswal played an unmatched inning of 171 runs in the debut match. On the other hand, off-spinner R Ashwin took 12 wickets. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team would now like to clean sweep the Windies. The team has not lost the Test series against the West Indies since 2002 and has won 8 consecutive series. Even in the third season of the World Test Championship, the Indian team would like to maintain its excellent performance. After this, there will be 3 ODIs and 5 T20 matches between the two teams.
Now talk of 21 year old opener batter Yashasvi Jaiswal. Everyone’s eyes are on whether this Mumbai batsman, who scored a century in the debut test, will be able to do the same in the second test. From batting coach to captain Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi’s performance looked giddy. Talking about the history of Test cricket, before Yashasvi, 3 Indian players have scored centuries in the first 2 or more Tests of their career. The world record is in the name of former captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He had scored 3 consecutive centuries in the first 3 Tests of his career.
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Mohammad Azharuddin did this feat in 1984-85. In his debut Test against England in December 1984, he scored 110 runs in the first innings at Eden Gardens. He did not get a chance in the second innings. Azharuddin scored 48, 105, 122 and 54 not out in 4 innings of the next 2 Tests against England. Apart from him, no other batsman in the world has been able to score 3 centuries in the first 3 Tests of his career.
Ganguly and Rohit are also in the list
Former captain Sourav Ganguly and current captain Rohit Sharma have scored 2 consecutive centuries in the first 2 tests of their career. Now Yashasvi Jaiswal would like to match them. Saurabh Ganguly scored 131 runs in his debut Test in 1996 on the tour of England. Ganguly scored 136 and 48 in the next test. At the same time, Rohit Sharma did this feat against the West Indies. He scored 177 and 111 not out in 2013. He got a chance to bat in only one innings in both the opening tests. Now under the captaincy of Rohit, Yashasvi would like to do the same. Both the batters come from Mumbai.
Talking about the current season of the World Test Championship, the Indian team has reached the top of the point table with a win. In such a situation, by winning the second test, the team would like to maintain the number-1 ranking. Australia’s team is second and England is at number three. There are still 2 matches left in the Ashes series between the two teams. In such a situation, the host English team is looking forward to return. He has also expressed his intentions by winning the third test. At the same time, the Test series is going on between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 18, 2023, 06:09 IST