West Indies vs India in the first match of the 2-match Test series starting on Wednesday (July 12). This match will be played in Dominica. Also, the second match of the series will be played at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. The tournament will be telecasted on DD Sports. Also, live streaming will happen on Jio Cinema and Fancode app. This series is very important for both the teams in terms of World Test Championship.
The Indian team begins its World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle with a series against the West Indies. Since the start of this series, some players have also got a chance to make significant appearances in Tests. Also, some new players have entered, who are all set to play their first match for India.
Virat became a senior player
Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid have returned to this field for Test cricket after 12 years. However, this time their roles are different. While Virat is the senior player, Rahul Dravid is the head coach. The last time the team toured the West Indies, India won the series 2-0. He played only one Test match at this ground in 2011.
India’s Test series in the year 2011
The Indian team had a 1-0 lead in the third match. MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl. West Indies scored 204 runs in the first innings with the help of half-centuries from wicketkeepers Carlton Baugh and Darren Bravo. Ishant Sharma was the best bowler this time. He took 5 wickets for 77 runs in 22.3 overs.
The Indian team led by Dhoni performed well and scored 347 runs in the first innings. Abhiwan Mukund (62), VVS Laxman (56), Suresh Raina (50) and MS Dhoni (74) contributed a lot in this. This time Fidel Edwards was the most dangerous bowler from the host team and took 5 wickets for 103 runs. Also, Darren Sammy and Devendra Bishu took 2 wickets each.
The host team was under pressure not to lose the series at home. Harbhajan Singh bowled brilliantly and took 4 wickets. Chasing the target of 180 runs, India scored 94 for 3 in 32 overs. However, 86 runs were required in the last 15 overs. Also, 7 wickets were in hand. Both the teams shook hands and the match was declared a draw with the consent of both. After this, many cricketers as well as fans criticized Dhoni for the decision to draw the match. However, Dhoni also gave an explanation on this. (wi vs india last match in dominica result former cricketer ms dhoni criticized for decision)
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