Hosts West Indies will be looking to make a strong comeback against India in the coming two-match Test series that starts from 22nd August in Antigua. West Indies Test Captain Jason Holder will be hoping that the side can turn the tables in the longest format of the game. The home side have already lost the T20I and ODI series against India and would be keen to do well in this Test series.
Keemo Paul and Rahkeem Cornwall have been included in the Test squad for the two-match series against India.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli and co. will be looking to maintain unbeaten streak on this tour. The side has played excellent cricket in this format which includes winning their maiden Test series in Australia.
Here are some of key statistics with regards to West Indies vs India 2019 Test Series.
2002 was the last time West Indies won a Test series against India at home. Since then they have lost seven Test series in a row to India.
2016 was the last time India won a Test series against West Indies. Virat Kohli’s India beat West Indies by a margin of 2-0 in the four-match Test series played in the Caribbean.
45.73 is the average for Virat Kohli against West Indies in Test match cricket. He has scored 686 runs from 12 games against West Indies. He will be looking to do well with the bat in this two-match Test series.
8 wickets needed by Indian left-arm orthodox spinner Ravendra Jadeja to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. Jadeja currently has claimed 192 wickets at an average of 23.68.
8 wickets needed by India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to complete 350 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin currently has taken 342 wickets in 65 matches at an average of 25.43.
6 wickets needed by Indian pace bowler Muhammad Shami to complete 150 wickets in Test match cricket. Shami currently has taken 144 wickets in 40 matches at an average of 29.54.
16 wickets needed by West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach to complete 200 wickets in Test match cricket. Roach currently has taken 184 wickets in 53 matches at an average of 27.17.
7 wickets needed by West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder to complete 100 wickets in Test match cricket. Holder currently has taken 93 wickets in 37 matches at an average of 27.69.
387 runs needed by Indian Captain Virat Kohli to complete 7,000 runs in Test cricket. Kohli currently has scored 6613 runs in 77 Test matches at an average of 53.76 with 25 centuries to his name.