WI v Ind highlights today – Second test day one from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad (India) Friday 12th October 2018. Expect Rajkot-like conditions in Hyderabad: good for batting, to begin with, and turn and uneven bounce from the third day onwards. There will be some respite from the 40-degrees heat of Rajkot, with highs of the mid-30s expected during the match. West Indies will hope the return of Holder and Kemar Roach revitalises them.
Sunil Ambris will be under pressure to retain his place after two disappointing dismissals, but they are not carrying any back-up except wicketkeeper-batsman Jahmar Hamilton. Devendra Bishoo failed to create any pressure as a spinner in Rajkot, and there might be temptation to replace him with the more accurate finger-spin of Jomel Warrican. India have named an unchanged twelve, which means there is a good chance Virat Kohli might field an unchanged XI only for the second time in 42 Tests as captain. That also means Mayank Agarwal will not get a go as a Test opener before the Australia tour.
India: WLLWL(most recent first)
West Indies: LWWLD
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
India team/playing XI
KL Rahul, PP Shaw, CA Pujara, V Kohli (c), AM Rahane, RR Pant †, R Ashwin, RA Jadeja, UT Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, SN Thakur.
West Indies team/playing XI
KC Brathwaite, KOA Powell, SD Hope, SO Hetmyer, SW Ambris, RL Chase, SO Dowrich †, JO Holder (c), D Bishoo, ST Gabriel, JA Warrican.
2nd Test, West Indies tour of India Highlights