WI vs IND 2nd Test: 3 key players to play bold in the final test

Updated on: Aug 29, 2019 1:45 pm IST

The Indian cricket team is ready to take on West Indies for the second and final test in Jamaica om 30th August 2019. Team India is looking confident enough as it has already won the opening match which gave them 1-0 lead in the series. Both bowling and batting sides along with their captain are looking comfortable enough while on the other hand, West Indies is dealing with a quite misfortune.

The batting side has completely failed in the first test, leaving everything on bowler’ shoulder. Although their bowlers were able to knock off some big opening hitters of the Indian team, it was still not enough as it is Test format and runs are needed at any cost.

Hence, here are the top three key players who might be the highlight of the 2nd Test:

#1 Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane was the Player of the Match in the previous test against West Indies. He scored almost 200 runs in just two innings. It would not be incorrect to say that the perfect fit batsman will once again show some good performance.

Test batting career average

Runs in the last test: 1st innings- 81; 2nd inning: 102

Runs in 97 innings (2013-2019): 3671 runs

Test batting average: 41.71

Total runs in West Indies (2016-2019): 547 in 7 innings.

Best score: 188 runs

#2 Jasprit Bumrah

India is living its golden days with its perfect outswinger in the form of Jasprit Bumrah. Currently the No.7 in Test and No.1 bowler in ODI, Bumrah has a capability to knock off every powerful batsman on the crease.

Test bowling career average

Wickets in 22 innings (2011-2019): 55 wickets

Total wickets in West Indies (2019): 6 wickets in 2 innings

Overall economy rate: 2.64

Best bowling figure per inning: 6/33

#3 Jason Holder

Jason fell in the first test like all other team members of his team. However he did an average batting in comparison to others, but Holder has some epic records in Sabina park where the next test will take place.

At Sabina Park, in eight innings he scored: 265 runs and took 15 wickets

In West Indies (2014-2019)- In 37 innings

Total runs in 21 matches: 1209

Batting Average: 43.17

Total wickets- 61

Economy rate: 2.49




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