HYDERABAD, Oct 12 (Reuters) – West Indies captain Jason Holder gained the toss and elected to bat in the second and ultimate take a look at as they chase a series-levelling victory against India on Friday.
The vacationers, thumped inside three days by an innings and 272 runs in the Rajkot series-opener, made two modifications with Holder getting back from harm to switch Keemo Paul and spinner Jomel Warrican substituting Sherman Lewis.
“It was tough sitting outside and watching the game but it happens. It’s just a matter for us to rebound and play some proper cricket in this game,” Holder mentioned on the toss.
“We all know we are capable of doing that and we have done some really good things in the past. It’s just a matter for us to pull it together in this game.”
Kemar Roach, again after a household bereavement, was conspicuously absent in the West Indies enjoying XI regardless of his tempo and expertise.
India counterpart Virat Kohli conceded he, too, would have most well-liked to bat first.
“It looks like a good pitch. Hyderabad usually remains the same, we’re not too bothered about the toss but yes, we’d have batted first,” Kohli mentioned.
India rested Mohammed Shami and handed a take a look at debut to fellow paceman Shardul Thakur in the lone change to their facet.
India: Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur
West 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; enhancing by Ian Ransom)