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India vs West Indies Test: A Comprehensive Preview


Cricket  •  12 Jul, 2023  •  1,943 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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As cricket fans around the globe eagerly await the India vs West Indies 2023 Test series, it's time to dive into a comprehensive preview of this riveting cricketing encounter. Set against the scenic backdrop of Roseau, Dominica, the first Test match will ignite India's tour of the West Indies. The match, part of the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship, unfolds from July 12 to 16 at Windsor Park.

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The pitch at Windsor Park is known for its batting-favourable conditions but also transforms into a playground for spinners as the match progresses. The sweltering and moist climate of Dominica adds another layer of complexity to the contest, requiring both teams to skillfully handle fluctuating pitch conditions and weather variations. So, what can we expect from this exciting Test match? Let's break it down:

Key Match Details

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The inaugural test match between India and the West Indies is scheduled to commence at 9:30 AM in the local timezone, or 7:00 PM according to Indian Standard Time (IST), on the Wednesday July 12. Cricket enthusiasts can catch the live action on the Doordarshan Sports channel (available only on Free cable networks, not on DTH). For those who prefer online streaming, JioCinema and FanCode will cover the match live.

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The Test Match Context

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The inaugural Test match sets the pace for the new World Test Championships cycle for Team India, which begins with a two-match Test series against the West Indies. Notably, the Windies haven't savoured victory in a Test series against India in over two decades. Led by Kraigg Brathwaite, they're striving to recover from the sting of missing out on the ODI World Cup 2023 qualification. Rohit Sharma's squad will, in turn, not take their opponents lightly.

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