Navdeep Saini in the team
This seamer can regularly hit speeds of 145 k./s and came into the Indian team with a reputation of being a player with a lot of wins in domestic cricket. However, injuries and lack of control over lines and lengths have stalled his career. With the team moving to the next level and looking to build a pace attack for the next World Test Championship (WTC) cycle, Saini may get a chance and make the most of it.
Mukesh Kumar to make his debut
The Bengal seamer has been in the team for some time now and might get a chance in Trinidad. Consistent bowling lines and lengths, hitting the same areas for long periods of time and the ability to keep the batters in suspense is one of Mukesh Kumar’s strengths. Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambri also praised the seamer’s performance in the last game.
Gabriel gets a game?
Shannon Gabriel is likely to feature in the Windies’ eleven-man squad. The home team’s bowling attack looked toothless in the first Test. Adding Gabriel’s pace to the attack could add another dimension to their bowling arsenal. Gabriel can regularly hit speeds of up to 140 km/h and has a lot of experience with the red ball. Gabriel and Kemar Roach with the new Dukes ball could be a challenging prospect for India’s starting combination.
India: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Vee