Exciting Clash Ahead: India vs. West Indies Test Cricket Match 2023-25 | Preview, Records, and Predictions

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On July 12, 2023, at Windsor Park in Dominica, the Indian cricket team will play the opening match of the 2023–25 ICC World Test Championship cycle against the West Indies.

West Indies boasts a 30-win record in the extended format compared to India’s 22, although the Caribbean squad hasn’t won a Test match against India since 2002. In the 98 matches they have played, West Indies have won 30, India have won 22, and 46 have ended in draws.

India previously faced West Indies in 2019 and defeated them 2-0; this series served as the start of the ICC Test Championship for the years 2019–21.

Match Specifics

First Test Match: India vs. the West Indies

Location: Windsor Park in Dominica

the 12th of July @ 7:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The Dominican Republic’s Windsor Park is likely to favor quick bowlers on the opening day while easing up for batting on the second and third days. The spinners may benefit from the pitch depending on its condition, which could present difficulties for the batters.

Both teams met in 2011 at Windsor Park in Dominica, with West Indies scoring 204 runs in their first innings. After giving up 77 runs, Ishant Sharma finished as the best bowler with 5 wickets. In retaliation, India successfully scored 347 runs, with MS Dhoni scoring the most at 74.

West Indies amassed 322 runs in their second innings, largely because to centuries from Kirk Edwards and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. India had scored 94 runs for the loss of 3 wickets while chasing a 180-run goal when the game was suspended.

Expected Playing XI

India:

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan/KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and Murali Kumar.

West Indies:

Craig Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Rakeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva, Chemar Holder, Rakheem Cornwall, and Shannon Gabriel.

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