Virat Kohli partied with the Indian staff at Jolly Seashore in Antigua on Wednesday, a day earlier than India's first Take a look at of the two-match sequence towards the West Indies. Moreover many followers on social media, former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh additionally heaped reward on the Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah for his or her health.
India will be returning to the longest format after a seven and a half months.
In 2018, Kohli led India to their first-ever series win in Australia.
The home side though have won three out of the nine Tests here, including an impressive 10-wicket walloping of 2019 World Cup champions England in February this year. The Men in Blue outclassed Windies 3-0 in the T20Is whereas they defeated them 2-0 in the ODI series. But despite starting favourites in Tests, India will be wary of the threat West Indies are capable of posing at home. Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand have already experienced the change.
The tourists are fielding a team featuring three fast bowlers and one specialist spinner, Ravindra Jadeja getting the nod ahead of Ravi Ashwin, the "Man of the Series" when the tourists last played in the Caribbean three years ago. His place in the side has been taken by seamer Miguel Cummins.
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"In the opening combination, we have selected only two openers, so the idea is to give them (Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul) four innings".
India boast of a batting line-up that includes Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane and the skipper said the onus will be on the senior batsmen to control the middle-order. But there onward is where the quandary begins. Rahane will take strike, and Roach will continue Windies' bowling. Pacer Ishant Sharma be sporting number 97, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant will don number 17.
John Campbell is expected to open with Kraigg Brathwaite, with Cornwall and Chase performing spin duties.
"For decades the fans celebrated their team's success and dominance on the world stage and came out in large numbers to support their cricketing heroes".