The Star – Malaysia – HYDERABAD (Reuters) – West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat in the second and final test as they chase a series-levelling victory against India on Friday.

Summary

  • HYDERABAD (Reuters) – West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat in the second and final test as they chase a series-levelling victory against India on Friday.
  • The tourists, thumped inside three days by an innings and 272 runs in the Rajkot series-opener, made two changes with Holder returning from injury to replace Keemo Paul and spinner Jomel Warrican substituting Sherman Lewis.
  • India counterpart Virat Kohli conceded he, too, would have preferred to bat first.
  • India rested Mohammed Shami and handed a test debut to fellow paceman Shardul Thakur in the lone change to their side.
  • Teams:India: Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul ThakurWest Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Jason Holder (captain), Jomel Warrican, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Ian Ransom)


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