Chris Gayle omitted from Windies squad for first Test against India

Shreyas Iyer is set to make his comeback in the ODI side

Kohli is just 19 runs away from becoming the leading run-scorer against West Indies in ODIs and breaking Miandad's record.

St. John's (Antigua): Chris Gayle was not picked for West Indies' squad to face India in a two-match Test series despite his desire to play, while offspinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall was drafted in.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar says he was not anxious about India failing to defend a total of 279 in the second ODI against West Indies at Port-of-Spain on Sunday, because he felt a couple of wickets could turn the match around in a flash.

Kohli struck 14 fours and a six off 125 balls while Iyer's knock required only 68 balls and included five fours and one six.

The team combination for the first game is an indicator that after a good World Cup at the top of the order post Shikhar Dhawan's injury, KL Rahul is being looked at as a specialist opener who will only come in place of Dhawan or Rohit Sharma in case of an injury to any one of the two.

He was dismissed by Carlos Brathwaite (3-53), caught by Kemar Roach at long-off.

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Iyer's performance was overshadowed by Kohli's, but he was as impressive, with a sensible 71 from 68 balls. He recently scored two half-centuries in two unofficial "Tests" against India.

With the West Indies selection committee not paying heed to his request for a farewell Test match at his home ground, the next two games could well be the last of an eventful and colourful character. They needed 92 in 12 overs, perfectly doable. But it was once again captain Virat Kohli who took control of proceedings and smashed his 42nd ODI ton to power India to 279 for 7. Either it should rain out or play the full game. The live streaming of the India vs West Indies 2nd ODI match will be available on Sony Liv app and website. It was tough gripping the ball when it went into the outfield.

"Pooran's wicket was the main-wicket".

He lost Hetmyer at the end of the 18th over, caught at cover off Kuldeep miscuing a pull before he then departed in the 28th over, hauled in at cover by Kohli also off Kuldeep.

West Indies were all out for 210 in 42 overs chasing a revised target of 270 from 46 overs because of rain, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar snaring four wickets.

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