India will face West Indies in the opening game of a two-match Test series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. India vs West Indies 1st Test will be played on August 22, 2019 (Thursday) and will kickstart both India and West Indies’ campaign in the ICC World Test Championship. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm IST and 9:30 am local time. Fans searching for details, regarding the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the IND vs WI 1st Test, should follow this page for all information. West Indies vs India Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
With the T20I clean sweep and 2-0 ODI series victory on their back, team India will aim for a tour whitewash against the West Indies in their own backyard when both face-off in the Test series. Virat Kohli-led India first clean swept the T20I series 3-0 before also drawing a 2-0 blank on Jason Holder’s men in the ODI series. Live Cricket Streaming of India vs West Indies 1st Test Match 2019 Day 1 on DD Sports and SonyLiv: Check Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs WI on TV and Online.
India are already the overwhelming favourites to seal the Test series and clean sweep the tour. The top-ranked Test side are also set to welcome Test regulars Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah and Ajinkya Rahane into the team which is bound to further strengthen an already formidable side. India vs West Indies, 1st Test 2019: Virat Kohli vs Jason Holder and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out For.
West Indies are, however, no pushovers and despite their struggles in ODI cricket, the men from the Caribbean have been among the teams to beat in the longest form of the game. West Indies are unbeaten in their last three Test series at home and beat England 2-1 prior to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. India have, however, won their previous three Test series in the Caribbean Island. Virat Kohli was just settling as the Indian Test captain when India blanked West Indies 2-0 in a four-match Test series in 2016.
Holder and team will also have the likes of Darren Bravo, John Campbell and Shane Dowrich return to the Test team. All three performed exceedingly well in West Indies’ last Test series at home with Dowrich even scoring a match-winning century in the victorious second Test against England. Young brigade Shimron Hetmyer and Roston Chase will also have to play key roles if the hosts are to salvage lost pride with Test series win. Take a look at the possible playing XI of both teams.
India Likely Playing XI: Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w), Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
West Indies Likely Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder (c), Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel.