Match Details

Date: July 12 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica

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Match Preview:

India is set to kick off their two-game Test series against West Indies with the first fixture at  Windsor Park in Dominica. A historic cricketing rivalry which has certainly been watered down over the years will witness a fierce battle as both have a point to prove. This series holds special importance for Men in Blue as many promising players will get a chance to prove their mettle on the international stage.

Pitch Report:

Windsor Park in Dominica has often produced pitches which tend to assist both batters and bowlers as red-ball games here play out of regular Test matches. Batting on Day 1 can be difficult but as the game plays out the conditions get better for scoring runs. The average first innings score is 274, while the average second innings score is 190.5.

Team Analysis:

West Indies

The host West Indies enter this bilateral series after failing qualification for the ODI World Cup for the first time in history. Hence the Windies will hope to put forth a strong performance against Team India.  The Carrebian batting has seen some young names taking responsibility like Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Joshua Da Silva, who would be key components for the team. Talking about the bowling attack, the trio of Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach will be crucial for the team in order to threaten the stacked Indian batting lineup. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of  West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Jermaine Blackwood, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach


Similar to the West Indies, Team India enters this series after suffering a big loss in the World Test Championship Final against Australia. A lot of criticism was directed towards the team’s approach and hence ahead of this series, the Men in Blue have made some big changes. 

The batting seems to be solid, especially with the possible inclusion of Yashasvi Jaiswal in the playing XI but Coach Rahul Dravid would hope for big contributions from across the batting lineup through this tour. Whereas the bowling attack has a lot of experience with the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jaydev Unadkat in the squad. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of India

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat

Match Prediction:

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The Indian Team have a better chance to win this fixture and defeat the West Indies to seal the two-game with a victory. 

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