The second Test match between India and West Indies will be played at Queens Park. Rohit Sharma has ruled out the possibility of major changes in the playing XI.
The second Test match between India and West Indies will begin on July 20 at Queen’s Park in Port of Spain. India is leading 1-0 after winning the first match of the two-match series. Regarding the second Test, it was believed that Rohit Sharma could make some major changes in the playing XI, but he has rejected the possibilities of change.
Rohit’s reaction to playing XI
Talking to the media on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma said that when we saw the pitch and conditions in Dominica, we looked at the combination accordingly. Similarly, the situation is not clear in Queens Park as well, but there is talk of rain. I don’t think we will make any major changes, but whatever the circumstances, a decision will be taken.
Will Gaikwad and Mukesh get a chance?
Let us inform that regarding the second Test, it was believed that Rituraj Gaikwad and Mukesh Kumar might get a chance to debut, but from Rohit’s talk it seems that it is difficult for them to get a chance and Team India can land with the playing XI of Dominica Test only.
Jaydev Unadkat will go out!
However, despite this, there is a possibility of change in bowling, as Jaydev Unadkat was seen as a weak link in the first Test. He did not take a single wicket in the entire match. Jaydev Unadkat did not prove to be effective like Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Siraj. Maybe Mukesh Kumar will get a chance in place of Unadkat.
Akshar to replace Jadeja?
Rohit Sharma has options to change the bowling in the Test at Queens Park. While Mukesh Kumar is the option in fast bowling, Akshar Patel is sitting on the bench in the spin department. Characters can increase the difficulties of the Caribbean team. There is a possibility that Akshar may be given rest by resting Jadeja as both are left-arm spinners.
Indian Test team on West Indies tour: Rohit Sharma, Shumbhan Gill, Rituraj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini, Mukesh Kumar