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Windies Struggling After Day 1 Of First Test Against India

12 Octobre 2018

649 for 9 in 149.5 overs (Virat Kohli 139, Prithvi Shaw 134, Ravindra Jadeja 100; Devendra Bishoo 4/217).

With the wicket of Powell, Kuldeep completed his five wicket haul, and after Bhubaneswar Kumar, he became the second bowler in India to join the five-wicket club in three formats. The T20I squad features some key players of the side, who were not part of the team's recent assignments.

Virat Kohli wants young Prithvi Shaw to be given some space and he should be allowed to grow as a cricketer instead of being compared with greats like Virender Sehwag.

Rohit's last matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy were in 2017 when he was making a comeback from a leg injury, however, he only managed to score just 4 and 16 in two outings. "It's exciting to see from a captain's point of view". Young Shaw scored a century on debut, playing a key role in India's big win in the series opener. He added a further 23 runs for the unbeaten last wicket with Shami (2 not out).

"Jaddu (Jadeja) as well - he has got important runs for us before and we wanted him to get three figures".

India, on the other hand, have not made any changes to the squad that won the first game inside three days in Rajkot.

T20 squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas. Spinners are clinical in these conditions anyway.

Following on, the tourists did hardly any better in their second innings as Kuldeep, Jadeja (3/35) and Ashwin (2/71) laid bare their spin frailties.

Kohli, however, isn't much impressed with the new playing conditions as per which a batsman can not take frequent drink breaks.

On the other hand, with three centuries and two other misses in a huge total of 649 for 9, India are on a batting high even as the West Indians would be wincing at rival batting coach Bharat Arun's line during an interaction with reporters on Wednesday - "we are looking to improve on our performance". The guys struggled a bit because of that, it was hard for guys to bat 45 minutes without water. "To have someone of his (Roach's) quality to come up with (Jason) Holder and (Shannon) Gabriel gives our attack a bit more strength (for the second Test)", Law said.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

Windies Struggling After Day 1 Of First Test Against India