The second Test match between India and West Indies will be played in Port of Spain from 20 July. A change can be made in the Indian playing XI for this match.
Ind vs WI 2nd test match: The Indian cricket team got a resounding victory in the first Test match against the West Indies and the spinners dominated the match completely in Dominica. Given the dominance of the spinners in Dominica, there is a possibility that in the second Test match i.e. in Port of Spain, the Indian team can include Akshar Patel as an additional spinner in the playing XI. If Akshar Patel is included in the playing XI for the second Test, there is a possibility that fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat may be dropped from the team. Jaydev Unadkat was included in the playing XI for the first test and bowled only 9 overs.
Akshar may enter in the playing XI of the second match
However, a dilemma for Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid is that there is a possibility of rain in Port of Spain and the sky may remain cloudy during the match. It is believed that this can benefit the seamers, so now it will be interesting to see whether Team India will go on the field with a combination of three seamers two spinners or two seamers three spinners. In the second match, there is a possibility of only one change in the Indian team, while it does not seem that any other player should be dropped from the playing XI.
In the second match, Yashasvi Jaiswal will start India’s innings with captain Rohit Sharma, while Shubman Gill will be at number three. Rohit Sharma will come out to bat at number four, while the team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be seen batting at number five. Ishan Kishan did not get much batting opportunity in the first innings, but despite this he can remain in the team as a wicketkeeper in the second match. Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin will be in the team as all-rounders, while one of Jaydev Unadkat and Akshar Patel can be included in the team. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur and Mohd. Siraj will remain in the playing XI of the team. The second Test match will be played in Port of Spain from 20 July.
India’s probable playing XI for the second Test
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat/Akshar Patel, Mohd. Siraj.