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India vs West Indies 2016 2nd Test Match: Live Streaming info, probable playing XI, prediction and match preview

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India defeated West Indies convincingly in the first Test

India will take on West Indies in the second test of the four test match series from 30 July – 3 Aug 2016 at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

India will go into the second test match at Sabina Park with a lot of confidence after their thumping win against the West Indies in the first test match at Antigua.The Indian batting looks formidable with most of their premier batsmen notching up impressive scores in the Antigua test.

The Indian bowlers would love to exploit the bowling friendly conditions at Jamaica. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli would once again like to apply pressure on the Windies by employing aggressive field settings for his bowlers. The newly appointed coach Anil Kumble, playing his role in the background, would want the team to continue with their winning momentum.

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On the contrary, the West Indians would hope for an improved performance after their dismal showing with bat and ball at Antigua. The West Indies batsmen would have to display strong technique and temperament by occupying the crease for longer time periods. The Windies bowling unit would have to shift gears from a conservative approach to a more attacking ploy with a focus on taking wickets rather than merely containing the flow of runs by bowling defensive lines.

The wicket at Sabina Park has a proven track record to produce results owing to its bowling friendly nature. Both the teams would be keen on strengthening their batting on a bowling friendly track.

Match Details:

Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston (Jamaica)

Time: 8:30 pm IST

Team News:


The Indian opening pair would witness a new look with an injury ruling out their regular opener Murali Vijay. KL Rahul might get a look into the team as the replacement opener. Opener Shikhar Dhawan would like to extend his good run of form from Antigua into the second test match.

The middle order looks compact and well settled. Skipper Kohli would be high on confidence after his superlative century in the 1st test match. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara would like to make amends after failing to capitalize on his start in the last match. Ajinkya Rahane looked good but shall hope to overcome any lapse of concentration. Wriddhiman Saha shall once again don the keeping gloves and look to make a decent contribution with the bat.

The Indian bowling has looked formidable as a unit with their splendid showing in the last match. The seam trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav would be raring to go against the Windies batting on a seamer friendly wicket. 

Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have been in rich wicket taking form with Ishant Sharma bowling consistently in good areas. Meanwhile, the Indian spinners would like to cast a web around Windies who looked all at sea at playing quality spin in Antigua. Both the spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra bowled well in tandem. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin could once again be the trump card after his impressive match-winning seven-wicket spell in the second innings at Antigua.

West Indies

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who by far was the most accomplished West Indies batsman in the last game, would like to provide his team with a solid platform. Rajendra Chandrika shall open the innings with Brathwaite.

The middle order has experience but will have to assume greater responsibility in holding the innings together. Talented batsman Darren Bravo would be keen on restoring his good track record against the Indians after failing to score big in the last game. Marlon Samuels who rediscovered his touch in Antigua would hope to get a big score under his belt.

Jermaine Blackwood could lose his place in the side after bagging a pair in the 1st Test match. Last match debutant Roston Chase would try to make an impression with the bat. Wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich coming at the back of an impressive half century would lend depth to their batting. Meanwhile, Carlos Brathwaite who bowled some tight spells in the last match would resume his role as the main all-rounder.

The Windies would like to bolster their pace attack on a seamer friendly wicket at Jamaica. Pace sensation Miguel Cummins or Alzarri Joseph have a strong case for making their test debut. Pacer Shannon Gabriel who troubled the Indians with swing and bounce in Antigua would hope to extract more bite out of the Sabina Park wicket.

The tall and lanky seamer Jason Holder would relish bowling on the Kingston wicket with the bounce very much on offer. Devendra Bishoo would resume his role as a frontline spinner after scalping a few Indian batsmen in Antigua. Meanwhile, Roston Chase would come in handy with his off spin.

Probable Playing XI:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Roston Chase, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich (Wicket-keeper), Jason Holder (Captain), Shannon Gabriel, Miguel Cummins, Devendra Bishoo

Recent Form Guide (Latest Match first):

India - W-W-W-D-W

West Indies - L-D-L-L-L

Live Stream Information:

The match can be viewed live on TV on Ten Cricket.

West Indies vs India will be streamed live on

Key Stats:

  • The last 15 test matches played at Sabina Park, Jamaica have all ended with a decisive result.
  • Among 32 test venues that have hosted at least ten Tests since 1999, Sabina Park in the only venue which hasn't witnessed a draw.
  • India is unbeaten in 16 consecutive test against the West Indies since 2002.
  • R Ashwin could join Clarrie Grimmett as the fastest bowler to reach 200 Test wickets, in 36 matches. Ashwin needs 17 more wickets in the remaining three test matches of the ongoing series.

Match Prediction:

India would go down as overwhelming favorites to win the second test match on a result oriented wicket at Jamaica after they looked a far better side by outplaying the West Indies in all facets of the game in Antigua.

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