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Windies Pacer Joins Team before Second Test against India

Windies Pacer Joins Team before Second Test against India

The Windies did not just lose the first Test against India, but rather it was a humiliation as they lost the game by an innings and 272 runs.

Cricket news: The inclusion of the pacer will add strength to the pace attack of the Windies

It was a flat track which was a heaven for batsmen, but the Windies brigade were bundled for 181 and 196 in their two innings as their half-hearted efforts crumbled in front of India’s trio of spinners.

Another concerning fact was that neither their pace battery work out nor their spinners as they could not stop the host’s run-scoring spree as they piled up 649 in their first innings.

However they would be happy to have one of their most important pacer in the likes of Kemar Roach back in the squad for the second Test.

Before the first Test got underway at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, Roach had to fly back home because of the sad demise of his grandmother.

Windies coach Stuart Law had previously said that Roach would join the team in mid-way during the Rajkot Test. But he could not return which raised speculations of his availability in the second Test. However Law confirmed that Roach had arrived in Hyderabad late on Sunday and will play the second Test.

“Roach is currently is resting up in Hyderabad. He reached India yesterday and has straightaway gone to Hyderabad rather than coming here for a day and then flying out with the team,” Law was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

The former Australian cricketer also mentioned that Roach’s inclusion in the squad will add the necessary firepower which was missing from the team in the first Test.

“To have someone of his (Roach’s) quality to come up with (Jason) Holder and (Shannon) Gabriel gives our attack a bit more strength (for the second Test),” Law said.

After the completion of the Hyderabad Test, the Windies will next play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is against India.

Rakesh Rakshit

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77