West Indies name 13-member squad for Test series against India


"We knew that anything over 270 would be challenging".

Left-handed batsman Chris Gayle has not been picked for West Indies' squad against India in a two-match Test series while off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall has been drafted in.

"From Virat's expression you could see that he badly wanted to score a 100, not because he was out of form, but because he was getting out in the 70s and 80s and he always looking to score big runs", said Bhuvneshwar. A senior man had to step up and today was my opportunity to step up. "He was rotating the strike constantly, so his wicket was also an important wicket", he added.

Kohli said it was a good toss to win as the wicket became hard later on.

In case Bhuvneshwar Kumar wants some rest, Navdeep Saini could come in while a bit more turn on offer would mean Yuzvendra Chahal back in the mix as an additional spinner. If you saw the later half of the West Indies innings, it was hard to bat on. Kumar lauded the partnership between the duo and he also complimented Iyer on the maturity he displayed during his innings.

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"The batting became a little easy thanks to the rain when (Shimron) Hetymer and (Nicholas) Pooran were batting together". The West Indies have put out a number of legendary players for the series. He was given great support by young Shreyas Iyer, but it was the skipper who stole the show.

India haven't had a chance to discuss the spot so far with the first match rained out, but Iyer said the team would experiment and give several players a chance.

"My catch, I just took it!" he said with a laugh at the press conference.

"300 games is a lot of games", West Indies captain Jason Holder said on Saturday (August 11), on the eve of the second ODI at Port of Spain. West Indies were comfortably placed at 148 for four after the 27th over before they kept losing wickets in quick succession to be bundled out for 210 in 42nd over.

"We bowled well and the game was under control. Those two wickets were crucial". "If one doesn't perform, the next one raises his hand and he takes the responsibility to take the team through and this is what has been happening throughout the year".