The West Indies and India will open their two-match Test series at Roseau, Dominica, on Wednesday morning. This is the first time the teams have faced off in this format since 2019. West Indies last played Test cricket in March, while India lost the World Test Championship Final to Australia in June. The Test begins at 10:00 a.m. local time at Windsor Park.
Although the West Indies have struggled in recent Tests, they have a strong home record. However, facing this India team will be a difficult task.
India is missing some of its top fast bowlers, but it still has plenty of good players, notably with the bat and with spin. They will be pretty confident about taking the series 1-0.
We anticipate that this pitch will turn more as the game develops, and as a result, both captains will opt to bat first in this Test.
There will be a small chance of rain throughout all five days of the Test Match with the temperature in the mid-20s on each day. The cloudiest conditions are forecast on the first day of the game.
The surface is likely to be dry and turning from the start of the game. With a par first innings score of 350, a low bounce is expected.
Head to Head:
After 98 Test matches, India leads the series 30-22. West Indies have lost the last four matches between the two teams, and the last time they beat India in Test cricket was in 2002.
WI vs IND Team Form in Last Five Matches:
WI : L L W D L
IND : L D L W W
India Lineup Prediction:
West Indies Lineup Prediction:
WI vs IND Head to Head Stats in Tests
Who will win West Indies vs India?
India has a very experienced and impressive batting lineup, as well as some real talent in the spin department. West Indies have some intriguing players, but they appear to be the lesser side heading into this game.
West Indies vs India Prediction:
Neither team comes into this Test Match in good form, however it should be noted that India’s last three games have been against Australia, while the West Indies’ have been against South Africa and Zimbabwe. Although India is not at full strength and the West Indies are a strong home team, we believe India will be too good with both bat and ball. We believe India will win this Test.