India’s 12-member squad for second Test against Windies announced

India’s 12-member squad for second Test against Windies announced

Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja scored centuries as India put up a total of 649/9 before declaring.

India registered their biggest innings win, defeating the eighth-ranked side by an innings and 272 runs inside three days at Rajkot.

The visitors crawled to 33 for one at lunch in their second innings, still needing 435 runs to make the hosts bat again in the first match of the two-test series.

For India, the game will be best remembered for the emergence of Prithvi Shaw, who announced his arrival in worldwide cricket with a classy hundred on debut, becoming the youngest from the country to do so in Tests.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced 12-member squad for India, which will be playing the second Test match against West Indies from October 12 in Hyderabad. But, Kohli's team might not be able to escape a sense of deja vu as it goes into the match.

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Kohli also credited the exposure tours with India A and U-19 teams and the Indian Premier League (IPL) for preparing young cricketers to deal with the pressure at the highest level.

Resuming on an overnight score of 364-4, India lost Rishabh Pant for 92 but Kohli went on to reach three figures despite it being an uncharacteristically subdued knock from the captain, who faced 230 balls in his innings.

While 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw expectedly hogged the limelight with a smashing ton on debut, Kohli's innings was a master-class of how to set a different challenge for oneself as a batsman.

Kuldeep returned figures of 5-57 with his left-arm wrist spin, his first five-for in just his fourth Test since making his debut against Australia past year. "We had a long chat after the first Test and came up with some plans".

India started with the spin-pace combination of Kuldeep and Mohammad Shami.

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West Indies scored 181 and followed on with 196.

Batsman Evin Lewis, who'd turned down a central white-ball contract last week, is in both squads.

# Devendra Bishoo, the next man on the crease will be looking to provide some valuable support to Royston Chase who is looking good having brought up his half-century, West Indies 157/7 after 42 overs.

Kuldeep Yadav snatched five for 57 while fellow left-arm spinner Ravi Jadeja picked up three for 35, with off-spinner Ravi Ashwin, who bowled the new ball, finished with two for 71.

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