Can India Pull Off a Series Victory in Third Test v WI?

Aug 10, 2016, 00:42

Riding on rookie batsman Roston Chase's resolute 137 off 269 balls, West Indies held on with a fighting draw in the rain-affected second Test in Jamaica.

While there could be different permutations and combinations as regards to the bowling attack, India's batting line-up looks set once again. The Karnataka lad got an opportunity when Mandeep Singh got injured before a match, and he made the most of it by scoring a fifty. For the last, number of years, the crowds for Test cricket have been really, really down.

"There is a strong possibility that we may go for an extra pacer here", he said.

He added: "I think it is important for each batsman to play their game, whether you're a stroke-player or whether you're somebody who's a lot more patient".

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However, much of it is dead grass, though properly rolled in and this wicket has a history of providing good bounce. I was trying to read their weakness early as well as working out what lengths to bowl on different pitches.

"If you look, in England and Australia, they always have people coming out, the die-hard cricket fans, coming out and supporting Test cricket per se".

While I was at the toss he split his webbing, KL got a chance and he hasn't looked back since. But everywhere else you struggle to get crowds. "I wish him the very best, hopefully he'll get some runs", said the skipper.

K. L. Rahul will continue as Shikhar Dhawan's opening partner. It has to be seen how much inspiration they can carry forward from the second test to trouble the Indians.

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For a batsman, who is not considered good enough for the shorter version of the game, and prefers to take his time to build his innings, his latest series of failures have once again put a question mark on his career.

On Tuesday morning, the four of them will not be together on the team sheet Virat Kohli hands to the match referee.

This will be the first Test Match to the hosted at the stadium since the recent renaming ceremony of the Beausejour Cricket Grounds to the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium on July 21, 2016.

WEST INDIES - Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Joseph, Marlon Samuels.

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