WTC 2nd Test | West Indies v India | 2023 Men’s Test Series | Queen’s Park Oval | Betting Tips
The upcoming India vs West Indies Test match is scheduled to take place in Trinidad from July 20-24. Following a resounding innings victory in the first Test held in Dominica, India leads the Test series 1-0, and is keen to extend their lead to 2-0 and maintain their position at the top of the World Test Championship rankings. It is noteworthy that the second Test will mark the 100th encounter between the two teams.
In the previous match, India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, and captain Rohit Sharma played crucial roles in securing the victory with their outstanding performances. The trio will be aiming to replicate their success in Trinidad. Additionally, Virat Kohli scored an impressive 76 runs in the first innings, and his contribution will be vital to India’s performance in the second Test.
Match: India vs West Indies, 2nd Test,2023 Men’s Test Series
When: Thu 20 – Mon 24 July, 10:00 (local) | Thu 20 – Mon 24 July, 22:00 (CST)
Where: 2nd Test, West Indies v India – 2023 Men’s Test Series | Queen’s Park Oval
Pitch and Weather Report:
The wickets at Queen’s Park Oval typically have a slower pace and favor spin bowlers. Given the challenges of batting last, it is likely that both teams will opt to bat first. In Tests played at this venue, the average score for the first and second innings is 304 and 312, respectively.
However, the weather forecast indicates that the Test match could be affected by rain. Showers are expected throughout all five days of the match, with a probability of around 40% on the first day and over 55% on the following four days.
WI VS IND Head To Head: India has emerged victorious in 9 out of the last 11 matches played against the opposing team, with 2 matches resulting in draws.
WI VS IND Teams Preview:
West Indies: In the previous Test match, West Indies suffered a crushing defeat by an innings and 141 runs against India in Dominica. The team’s batsmen struggled against the spin bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin, and were bowled out for 150 and 130 in the two innings. The bowlers were also ineffective, with no assistance from the pitch.To improve their performance, West Indies is expected to make a couple of changes to their squad for the upcoming Test match.
India: India’s performance in the first Test was characterized by standout performances from several players. Ravichandran Ashwin took 5 for 60 in the first innings and 7 for 71 in the second, while Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored centuries. Additionally, Virat Kohli contributed a half-century to the team’s score.For the second Test, India is expected to retain the same squad,with Yashasvi Jaiswal opening alongside Shubman Gill, who has been moved to number three. Ishan Kishan made his Test debut in the previous match and is likely to retain his place in the team, along with Jaydev Unadkat.
WI VS IND Probable XIs:
West Indies: Rahkeem Cornwall could be replaced by Kevin Sinclair, while Kirk McKenzie is likely to come in for Raymon Reifer at number three. The squad for the second Test includes Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair, Kemar Roach, and Jomel Warrican.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, and Mohammed Siraj.
Indibet Betting Odds: West Indies (2.76) vs India (1.73)
WI VS IND Betting Tips:
- Top Run-scorer First Innings: Yashasvi Jaiswal to be the top run-scorer for India in the first innings at 4/1 (5.00).
- Top Wicket-taker First Innings: Ravichandran Ashwin to be India’s top wicket-taker in the first innings at 13/5 (3.60).
- Man of the Match: Ravichandran Ashwin to be the Man of the Match at 10/1 (7.00) odds.
WI VS IND Match Prediction: India to win!
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