Unleashing Potential: India Vs West Indies 2023

 

Unleashing Potential: India vs west indies test 2023

India vs West Indies test 2023

Rohit Sharma’s team is back after a one-month break following their loss to Australia in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final. A new WTC cycle is starting and even though the final is scheduled in England in 2025, the first step will begin when India takes on West Indies in the first of the two-Test series at Windsor Park in Roseau from Wednesday.

 

Sunil Gavaskar against West Indies 1971

The Caribbean tour also includes three ODIs and five T20Is.

presents an opportunity for the changing squad to test whether the youngsters can replace their seniors who have been hit by the weather. When West Indies was at its peak, there were moments of brilliance there, like Sunil Gavaskar’s 774 in his maiden series in 1971.

 

The West Indies are only a ghost of what they once were right now. Barring sporadic brilliance in T20Is, this is a unit that rekindles nostalgia with faltering performances. The players in Kraigg Brathwaite’s Test team need to punch above their weight against a strong opponent.

Failure to qualify for the traditional 50-over World Cup to be held in India later this year is another blip the Caribbeans need to rectify.

If recovering lost glory is a difficult task for the host, the visitor will have to find a way forward in the meantime. The wind of change that swept away Cheteshwar Pujara is still in the air, and there is an opportunity for people like Yashasvi Jaiswal to prove that they belong at the highest level. Pujara replaced Rahul Dravid at number three, and Virat Kohli replaced Sachin Tendulkar at number four, a position that Indian cricket held for nearly a decade.

Unleashing Potential: India vs West Indies test 2023

And now that Pujara is out and Kohli is nearing dusk, the team management needs to get the crucial aspects in order. Rohit, Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli, R. Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja are together in their mid-thirties, which means a change is inevitable. That Rohit and Kohli didn’t find a place in the T20 squad under Hardik Pandya shows the selectors may remain indifferent.

 

With the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the West Indies and the United States next year, Pandya’s men will get a preview of the state of the game.

Be it the batsmen or the bowlers led by spearhead Mohammed Siraj, the coming weeks will provide an opportunity to move forward and instill hope. It helps that the rivals are searching for equally important answers.

 

Source Link —-> The Hindu

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