Wednesday, November 02, 2011

West Indies will face tough challenge against India

The West Indies cricket team has successfully finished their Bangladesh tour with a 229-run victory that helped them to seal the two-match Test series 1-0. Now, they will move towards India to play a three-Test series against the host team beginning on November 6, 2011. However, it is said that their tour of India will be much difficult than their recently concluded series.

Indian cricket team is hot favorite in their home soil and they have the highest possibility to win the series. Betters would like to bet on them.

Batting is always a strong side for the host team. The return of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh from injury will help to make a strong batting line up. They will be supported by Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. There is no confusion that the West Indian bowlers will have to struggle hard to bowl against them.

This strong Indian side will be led by MS Dhoni. Selectors thought to send him for rest, but he wants to play. His home record as captain is impressive. If we look at the record of last five years then we can see that India won 11 matches, draw nine and lost just two matches. However, India has a bitter experience against West Indies. They beat West Indies 2-0 at home in 2002.

The bowling line up will be consisting of young and inexperienced bowlers. Only Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha have played Test format of cricket game.

Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar have been sidelined due to injury while Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh have been dropped from the side. R Ashwin and Rahul Sharma are expected to make their Test debut with the series.

West Indies will make some changes in their squad to face the home team. Now, their victory against Bangladesh will boost them to perform well against India and continue their victory.