The second and final Test match between West Indies and India will take place at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. After a defeat in the first Test in Dominica, West Indies will try to redeem themselves and level the series. But, India’s dominant performance in the previous match makes them the favorites heading into this encounter.

In the first Test, India secured a resounding victory by an innings and 141 runs. They excelled in all aspects, with their bowlers dismantling the West Indies’ batting lineup and their batsmen displaying remarkable skill. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma both scored centuries, propelling India to a declaration at 412/5. Ravichandran Ashwin’s exceptional bowling performance, claiming 12 wickets, solidified India’s dominance.

Meanwhile, West Indies will have to address their shortcomings if they hope to challenge India. Their batsmen struggled to make an impact in the first Test, succumbing to the Indian bowling attack. With India’s superior quality, it will be an uphill battle for the West Indies.

Probable Playing XIs:

West Indies:

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.


Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj.

Key Players:

Yashasvi Jaiswal: The young batsman has been in scintillating form recently. Jaiswal impressed on his debut in the last game, scoring 171 runs. He will be eager to continue his stellar performance in this match.

Alick Athanaze: The 24-year-old was West Indies’ highest scorer in both innings of the previous match, contributing 47 and 28 runs. His ability to handle the Indian bowlers with ease makes him a crucial player for the West Indies, and his team will rely on him to convert his starts into substantial scores.

Match Prediction:

Although West Indies possess talent, they face an uphill battle against the superior Indian side. India’s total strength makes them the clear favorites. West Indies will need to improve and avoid another defeat.

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