| IND vs WI Ist Test Match
Day 3: IND won by an inning and 141 runs
|Venue||Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica|
|Date and Time||Jul 12, Wed - Jul 16, Sun 7.30 PM IST|
|Toss||West Indies opt to Bat|
|Player of the Match||Yashasvi Jaiswal|
India's journey in the World Test Championship (WTC) for 2023-2025 begins on July 12 with an exciting two-match series in the Caribbean. The first WTC match will take place in Dominica, marking India's return to the venue after a decade. The final WTC Test of the series will be held at Trinidad's Queen's Park Oval, starting from July 20.
IND vs WI 1st Test Match Day 3 Highlights
India declared their first innings at 421/5, with a lead of 271 runs against West Indies. Unfortunately, they lost Virat Kohli after lunch, which put them 5 down. However, once Ishan Kishan scored his first Test run, Rohit Sharma gave the signal for them to continue. Kohli was dropped in the second session but was eventually scalped by Rahkeem Cornwall for 76. Yashasvi Jaiswal had a fantastic debut, scoring 171 before being dismissed by Alzarri Joseph. Ajinkya Rahane also fell cheaply for just 3 runs, but India still had a dominant lead. On Day 3, Jaiswal continued his impressive performance and reached 150, becoming only the third Indian to do so on their debut. He was eventually dismissed by Joseph, stopping him from reaching a maiden double century. Rahane joined Kohli in the middle, and India looked set to put up a 500-plus total. Overall, India had a strong performance in the first innings.
Ashwin made an impressive comeback after being dropped in the WTC final. He picked up 12 wickets in the 1st Test against West Indies in Dominica, becoming the first Indian bowler to pick five wicket hauls in both innings of a Test in Windies. During the first innings, Indian spinners made an early impact and declared their innings at 421 for five, taking a lead of 271 runs over West Indies. Ashwin and Jadeja put pressure on the West Indies batters, reducing them to 4 down before Tea and continuing to trouble them in the final session. Ashwin picked up 7 wickets in the innings, Jadeja picked two, and Mohammed Siraj took one. As a result, India was able to secure an innings win in Dominica and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
IND vs WI 1st Test Match Day 2 Highlights
On the second day of the first Test match at Windsor Park in Dominica, India managed to secure a significant lead over the West Indies, thanks to the incredible performance of openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored Test debut century, while Rohit Sharma scored 10th Test century. India reached 245-2 in 81 overs at Tea on Day 2 in response to the West Indies' first innings total of 150. Jaiswal and Rohit's record-breaking opening partnership helped India extend their lead to 162 runs, turning the series opener into a one-sided affair on Day 2. Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 143* while Virat Kohli contributed 36*. After the visitors lost skipper Rohit(103) and Shubman Gill(6), Jaiswal and Kohli powered Team India to 312/2. Prior to this, R Ashwin took a five-wicket haul and Ravindra Jadeja bagged three wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 150. Alick Athanaze was the top scorer for the West Indies with 47 runs off 99 balls.
IND vs WI 1st Test Match Day 1 Highlights
West Indies team won the toss and opted to bat first in the first Test match. Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, gave debuts to Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ishan Kishan, while Alick Athanaze made his debut for the West Indies team. Indian bowlers have an upper hand over Indies batters on day 1, they were managed to take four wickets in just 28 overs. R Ashwin and Jadeja secured two wickets each while Thakur took one wicket.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin demonstrated his exceptional spin bowling skills in the first Test of the World Test Championship against the West Indies, bagging his 33rd five-wicket haul. Ashwin's outstanding performance caused a batting collapse, dismissing opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, and many more. He also accomplished a significant milestone by becoming the first Indian bowler to dismiss both father and son in Test cricket. The Indian team's seamers Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj also contributed to the team's triumph by taking important wickets. After bowling out the West Indies for 150 runs, India's openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal took charge and guided their team to a good start by reaching 80/0 in 23 overs. India only trails the West Indies by 70 runs in this two-match series.
Excitement of the 1st Test Match
Excitement is running high among fans as they eagerly await the commencement of the World Test Championship on July 12. Team India has arrived in the West Indies and is currently in Barbados, diligently preparing for the upcoming tournament. To adapt to the local conditions, the Indian team is undergoing a 10-day training camp in Barbados before the Test series kicks off. As part of their preparation, Indian Cricket Team has also been engaged in a vital two-day practice match at Kensington Oval on July 5th and 6th. This match will serve as a crucial opportunity for the team to refine their skills and strategies before the series officially begins. During their practice days at Kensington Oval, Team India had the honor of meeting the iconic Sir Garfield Sobers before their series against the West Indies.
India and West Indies Head-to-Head Record
India and the West Indies have a longstanding cricket rivalry, having played against each other in 98 Test matches. West Indies have been dominant, winning 30 matches, while India has won 22 times, 46 matches were resulted in draw. The most recent Test series in 2019 saw India easily defeating the Windies with a 2-0 score. This time, Rohit Sharma and his team have the advantage, but they shouldn't become overconfident, especially with the absence of experienced pacers like Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.
Windsor Park, Dominica Pitch Report
Batting in the first innings can be quite challenging. On the opening day of a match, fast bowlers tend to have the upper hand on this pitch. Consequently, batsmen need to exercise caution during the initial stages. However, as the match progresses into the second and third days, batting becomes easier. Spin bowlers, on the other hand, start to gain an advantage on the fourth and fifth days. Ultimately, the pitch at Windsor Park can be considered well-balanced, with fast bowlers dominating day one, batsmen taking charge on days two and three, and spin bowlers coming into play on the final days.
In terms of match outcomes, the records at this ground are evenly split. Out of the five matches played here, two have been won by the team batting first, two by the team batting second, and one match has resulted in a draw. Based on historical data, the likelihood of a draw on this pitch appears to be low. As a result, teams winning the toss usually opt to bat first.
IND vs WI Test Match Timings
The Test match between India and West Indies is set to kick off with the first match on 12th July. The match will take place at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica, starting at 7:30 PM IST.
Team India Test Squad
The Indian Test squad for the West Indies tour consists of a combination of experienced players and promising young talents. Leading the team is Rohit Sharma, supported by strong batsmen such as Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Virat Kohli. Ajinkya Rahane will serve as the vice-captain, while KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan will take charge of the wicketkeeping duties. The squad also features the formidable spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who have played a crucial role in India's recent success in Test cricket.
India’s Playing XI's: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat
West Indies Playing XI's: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva(w), Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican