West Indies bowl in 1st Test against India

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India defeated West Indies in the recently concluded T20I and ODI series.

Having swept the T20 series 3-0 and taken the ODI contest 2-0, Virat Kohli's India are bursting with confidence going into their first Test match since the historic series triumph in Australia at the start of the year.

Eight months since they beat Australia on their home turf to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India return to Test cricket against the West Indies in the Caribbean. 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.

Sri Lanka claimed the highest place within the World Take a look at Championship factors desk with a six-wicket win over New Zealand within the first Take a look at of the two-match sequence. He cut and drove Miguel Cummins at the other end to keep the scoreboard ticking.

The scores: India 297 for five decl. and 174 for five in 70 overs at lunch (Vihari 64, Rahane 54) vs West Indies-A 181 in 56.1 overs (Ishant Sharma three for 21, Umesh Yadav three for 19, Kuldeep Yadav three for 35). And then there is the much talked-about allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall. India have a familiar line-up to the one that faced Australia and beat them earlier this year, but despite that, there ought to be some selection dilemmas.

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Virat Kohli partied with his teammates at the Jolly Beach in Antigua on Wednesday, a day before India's first Test of the two-match series against the West Indies.

"In the opening combination, we have selected only two openers, so the idea is to give them (Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul) four innings".

While the wicketkeeper slot is as good as settled with Rishab Pant to continue after his great show in England, It's the number 5 and 6 slot which has a tough competition with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari all looking to seal their spot in the test team. But there onward is where the quandary begins.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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