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It will also be interesting to see if the veteran cricketer will be included in the T20I squad for the three-match series against India.

Virat Kohli, on the other hand, would want his side to not lose out on intensity and passion when they take on the Caribbean side in Hyderabad.

In Hyderabad, they would try and prove a point or two, despite the scenes of them drawing the series is highly unlikely against a well-oiled unit like India.

A surprise inclusion for the second test was that of Ajinkya Rahane.

"We had a long chat after the first test and came up with some plans", the 26-year-old said.

Rohit last played a domestic game for Mumbai in 2017 when he was in the midst of making a comeback that year after an injury. Hanuma Vihari will also push his case if Rahane does not do well at Hyderabad after scoring fifty in hard conditions on debut.


No teeth in the attack, evident from the mountain of runs India piled in the only innings they batted at Rajkot; batting blues that threaten to blow up in the face and an overall downcast morale must be dragging the visitors down even as they put up fearless fronts at pre-match pressers. Their highest score is 234. CWI said if the players play the Super50 and perform, a World Cup call-up is open for them. Rather than playing attacking shots on every occasion, the West Indian batsmen need to show defence, specially against the Indian spinners. But after that, I thought we didn't really apply ourselves on the pitch. Obviously when the field goes back, it's a matter of still staying positive, and putting away the bad balls, stroking the ball along the ground for singles.

The match will also be remembered for Kohli's 139 during which the world's top batsman became the quickest to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman. "We shouldn't compare him with anyone now".

India's previous largest winning margin by an innings was against Test debutants Afghanistan in Bangalore in June, when Virat Kohli's side won by an innings and 262 runs.

Having been at the losing end of a Test match in India isn't something new to them.

A couple of days before the Rajkot Test got underway at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, the Windies suffered a blow in form of Kemar Roach, who was forced to fly back home after the demise of his grandmother.


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