Mukesh and McKenzie debut; West Indies bowl first

Mukesh and McKenzie debut; West Indies bowl first

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Today, ESPNcricinfo has been the leading source in the cricket world for match reports, team news, player updates, and live scores. With the current 2nd Test between India and West Indies getting underway at Port of Spain, ESPNcricinfo has all the updates and analysis one needs.

Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss for the West Indies and chose to bowl first, with India captain Rohit Sharma expressing his approval over the decision. West Indies handed a debut to Jamaican batter Kirk McKenzie, who scored a double-century in the Headley Weekes tri-series earlier this year, and added Shannon Gabriel to strengthen their pace attack in lieu of Rahkeem Cornwall.

India were forced to make a change with Bengal seamer Mukesh Kumar called in for Shardul Thakur, who was sidelined with a groin niggle. Mukesh has been on great form in domestic cricket, having taken 149 wickets in 39 matches with an impressive average of 21.55.

As for the ICC World Test Championship, India is on top with 12 points for their win against West Indies in the first Test, with Pakistan boasting an identical record. Australia has managed 22 points from their three matches, with England having 10 points for their single victory. Sri Lanka and West Indies sit at the bottom, having failed to acquire any points from their one lost match each.

At the moment, India are batting first, and the pitch is relatively flat and good for batting. It is anyone’s game now as India will look to strengthen their position in ICC and West Indies take a shot at their first series win of the season. Stay tuned to ESPNcricinfo for analysis, updates and more on the 2nd Test between India and West Indies

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