After a soul crushing loss of an innings and 272 runs at Rajkot, West Indies’ sole concern in the final Test at Hyderabad against India will be to save face. India, on the other hand, will look to wrap up the series with another such performance.
West Indies captain Jason Holder, who missed the first match due to injury, has already said that people criticizing the Windies team should know that they are playing the no.1 ranked Indian team. Their batting and bowling had no effect on Indian batting or bowling for that matter in Rajkot and same story is expected to be repeated in Hyderabad as well.
India has already announced their 12-man squad for the Test and it is the same squad that played in the first Test as well, meaning no chances for Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Siraj. KL Rahul gets another chance despite his duck in the first Test.
For Team India it will be a chance to gain some easy ranking points, while for Windies, it will be a hard time for them to save some face.
Windies have won the toss and have opted to bat
India - KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, ShardulThakur, Umesh Yadav
Windies : Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel