The start of the new World Test Championship cycle was successful for India, as they dominated the West Indies in Dominica to take a 1-0 lead within three days at Windsor Park. The tour now moves to Port of Spain in Trinidad, and the Indian team aims to maintain their momentum.

India’s Virat Kohli and keeper Ishan Kishan celebrated the dismissal of West Indies’ Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

The team is unlikely to make many changes to their winning combination. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s debut century and match-winning performance will give him confidence heading to Trinidad, where he will aim to provide India with a solid start with the bat. Rohit Sharma will lead the side and is in good form himself with a century in Dominica.

Shubman Gill would have wanted more runs at number 3, and he will want to overcome his struggles on overseas tours with a big score. The same goes for Ajinkya Rahane, who needs a strong performance with several middle-order batsmen competing for his spot.

Virat Kohli at 4 will remain a constant, and Ishan Kishan hopes to showcase his abilities in the middle after being the victim of an early declaration by Sharma. Kishan performed well behind the stumps, and a strong performance with the bat could solidify his position as Rishabh Pant’s backup.

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Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin were outstanding, with Ashwin not even needing to bat due to his 12-wicket haul. Their contributions provide stability to the late middle order, and Sharma may use this opportunity to test Mukesh Kumar for a potential debut. Shardul Thakur may miss out, but with a need for depth in red-ball seamers, Kumar might get a chance in Port of Spain.

Jaydev Unadkat and Mohammed Siraj will likely continue their roles from the first Test, with Unadkat also capable of contributing with the bat if needed. West Indies hopes the pitch at Queen’s Park Oval is less spin-friendly, and they may rely on their seamers to make breakthroughs against the West Indian team.

India’s probable XI vs West Indies in 2nd Test:

Openers: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal

Top and Middle-order: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane (v/c)

Wicket-keeper: Ishan Kishan (wk)

All-rounder and spinners: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin

Pacers: Shardul Thakur/Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj.

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