In order to crush the foreign teams on the domestic pitches of India, they are likely to retain the second and final Test match against the West Indies in Hyderabad starting on Friday in which the Caribbean team will return with the expectations of the return. India had won the first Test match in Rajkot with a record difference of 272 runs and there is no possibility of any difference in the second Test match, which could again speak Indian batsmen. This seems to be another one-way competition.
Not only this, West Indian captain Jason Holder is still not 100 per cent fit, and it is doubtful of his only useful fast bowler Shannon Gabriel. India has not made any changes to its team winning the first Test match in three days on the other hand. Well, keeping in mind Australia's tour for India, the one-sided bouts will not be called ideal. Earlier in 2011, India had defeated the West Indies 2-0 in the one-sided series but after that, they had to face 0-4 defeat in the Australia tour.
Similarly, in 2013, India had won both the Test matches within three days but after that South Africa did not get any benefit from that trip which Indian team lost. This shows that the West Indies Test Team has not been competitive for the last few years, which can be a challenge to the Indian team. India has been performing well on its own ground anyway. It is a challenge for any player to indulge themselves in this match and captain Virat Kohli, who scored 139 in the last match, showed that he is ready to give his best in any match.
Eighteen year old Prithvi Shaw, who scored a century in the debut Test, pulled all the attention of his attention as expected but Kohli's innings was unmatched because of this he showed how to prepare himself for another kind of challenge. West Indies' bowling can be compared to a weak first-class team in India. It is breathless and therefore Indians should not have trouble making a big score again, while the pitch seems to suit it.
The only concern for India is that of Ajinkya Rahane, who has not been able to score hundreds in Test matches for the last 14 months. He will do his best to return to form before the Australia series. Rahul Dravid is consistently performing well, but to keep him in the match means that India wants to get away with Rahul-Shaw's opening pair against Australia in the first Test match starting in Adelaide on December 6.
Shardul Thakur will again play the role of 12th player. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will also like to take advantage of this opportunity as they are unlikely to get a place in the ODI team. As far as West Indies is concerned, he will try to present some challenge to India. In the first Test match only Kieran Powell and Rostan Chez were able to cope with the Indian invasion for some time. His batsmen need to maintain patience, which was not shown in the first match.
The teams are:
India (Final 12): Virat Kohli (Captain), Prithviraj, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
West Indies: Jason Holder (Captain), Sunil Ambriss, Devendra Bishoo, Craig Brathwaite, Rossen Chase, Shane Doverich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmor Hamilton, Shimron Hatmayer, Ink Hop, Alzari Joseph, Chemo Paul, Keren Powell, Kemar Roach, .