Here are Fantasy Cricket predictions and betting tips for the second Test match of the West Indies Tour of India to be played from 20th July at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
LIFE POINTS – India Tour West Indies 2023 – 2nd Test Match
Current Test Form India and West Indies:
India won the first Test match by an innings and 141 runs to take a 1–0 lead in the 2 match Test series.
India’s leading run scorer in the Test series is Yashasvi Jaiswal with 171 runs to his name.
The leading wicket-taker for India in the Test series is Ravichandran Ashwin with 12 scalps to his credit.
The West Indies leading run scorer in the Test series is Alick Athanaze with 75 runs to his credit.
The leading wicket taker for the West Indies in the Test series is Rakheem Cornwall with 1 scalp to his credit.
In the first Test match, the West Indies batted first and they were bowled out for 150. Kraig Brathwaite gave his side a steady start by scoring 20 runs in the order. After the dismissal of him, the upper and middle order collapsed with Ravichandran Ashwin producing a bowling magic spell. Alick Athanaze fought hard and scored 47 off 99 balls but the West Indies were unable to come up with a competitive first innings total and were bowled out for a paltry 150.
In the early innings, the Indian starters seemed intent on giving India a huge lead. Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored centuries and made 103 and 171 runs respectively to help India pass the 400 run mark and they finished on 421 for 5, taking a 271 run lead.
During the second innings, the West Indies lost the first two matches on the cheap and were facing a heavy loss. Alick Athanaze again scored 28 runs, but he passed Ashwin. Indian bowlers especially Ravichandran Ashwin bowled exceptionally well. He picked up 7 wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 130 runs. India won the match easily by one innings and 141 runs.
Let’s take a look at the squads:
Indian test team: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (goalkeeper), Ishan Kishan (goalkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.
West Indies Test Squadron: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Alick Athanaze, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Akeem Jordan, Jair McAllister, Kirk McKenzie, Marquino Mindley, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican.
Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the draw? – India
Who will win?– India
Best batsman (runs scored) – Alick Athanaze (West Indies), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (windows taken) – Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
most of the four – Alick Athanaze (West Indies), Rohit Sharma (India)
player of the match-Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
Team scores batting first – India 320+, West Indies 160+
Match handicap: India
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*Note: These predictions may be changed closer to the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In Play’ features so stay tuned.
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