India at West Indies
|Date & Time||Friday August 30, 2019, 10:30 AM (EDT)|
West Indies +370.00 / India -253.16 / Draw +748.00
India are set to play against the West Indies in the second Test match of the series. India won the opening match meaning that they lead the series 1-0.
India were led by Ajinkya Rahane who scored 183 runs in the two innings to ensure the team reached a good total. Hanuma Vihari also contributed in the second inning as he scored 93 runs. Vihari’s inning was particularly important as he batted at a fast tempo to give the inning some momentum. While the batting was solid, India won the game with the ball. Ishant Sharma was outstanding in the first inning as he took 5 wickets to rattle the West Indian batting. Jasprit Bumrah was the star performer in the second innings as he took 5 wickets in only 8 overs to destroy the West Indian batting line-up. India won by 318 runs and will be confident as they enter this match.
Looking at the West Indies, the team batted very poorly as they only managed 322 runs in their two innings. No West Indian batsman scored over 50 runs which is a very concerning statistic. Roston Chase was the best batsman for the West Indies as he scored 48 runs in the first inning. While the batting was poor, the bowling was solid as the likes of Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel troubled the Indian batsmen. Roach took 5 wickets in the match. Despite the bowling, the West Indies lost heavily and the team will be low on confidence as they enter this match.
This match is set to be played at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Sabina Park has traditionally aided quick bowling due to its pace and bounce. That being said, the conditions for this match may suggest that the pitch may take turn.
Looking at all the information, I see India winning this match. India have been much stronger than the West Indies in this tour and the visitors will have all the momentum following the big win in the first Test match. India are a better team and I see them winning this match and taking the series 2-0.