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India will look to gain an assailable 2-0 lead in the series AFP

India after winning the first Test against West Indies at Antigua, both teams will now lock horns at Kingston, Jamaica. Virat Kohli, coming into this match will be happy with the form of his batsmen and bowlers alike. Kohli himself stuck a 283-ball 200, and looked in unstoppable form. West Indies on the other hand, were completely bamboozled by the Indian spinners. Already 1-0 up in the series, India will want to go for the kill and attain an unassailable lead. Vishal Mehra lists down the probably XI that India might field against West Indies. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies 2016, 2nd Test at Kingston

Top Order: Shikhar Dhawan who has been going through a bad phase with the bat, did manage get into the runs and instill some faith to the management. With KL Rahul waiting in the wings, it becomes crucial that Dhawan scores some runs in this match. Murali Vijay has been India’s best batsmen in the recent time playing abroad. Vijay suffered an injury in the last match was declared unfit and will miss the second Test. This give Rahul the perfect chance to showcase his talent with the bat, and continue the excellent run of form he is exhibited in past few months. Coming in at the coveted No. 3 is Cheteshwar Pujara, who after looking set gave his wicket again to a loose shot. Anil Kumble, who has bestowed trust in Pujara, will want repay faith back. ALSO READ: Preview, 2nd Test: India look to dent West Indies’ confidence

Middle-Order: Kohli, who has been in the form of his life since the start of 2016, will be eager to get on the field again with the bat in hand. Kohli, blasted away to his maiden Test double ton at Antigua. Kohli turned out to be severe against a poor West Indies bowling attack. Coming in next will be Ajinkya Rahane, India’s pillar of strength in the last season, but got off to a poor start in series and will look to make amends in the second Test. Wriddhiman Saha, played a valiant knock of 40 runs, before giving his wicket away.

Saha must make sure that he doesn’t throw his wicket away, with a long Test season ahead at home. Ravichandran Ashwin, showcased his batting prowess in the first innings, apart from displaying his bowling skills in the second innings. Ashwin knock of 113 was enough to establish his claim of being a better batsman than No.7.

Lower Order: Amit Mishra played a good hand with the bat, striking a 68-ball 53, which came at better strike-rate than Kohli. With this knock Mishra has cemented his place in the team ahead of Ravindra Jadeja. The returning Mohammed Shami made a strong come back, picking up a 4-for in the first innings. With this Shami has only added sharpness to the Indian team. Spearhead of the attack Ishant Sharma has grown in stature, worked like a workhorse in the first Test. Sharma may have picked up just one wicket in the first Test but was the mainstay of the bowling. Umesh Yadav who took four wickets in the first innings bowled with pace to rattle the West Indies batsmen. Yadav will want to repeat his show and cement his place in the team as the No. 1 fast bowler.

India likely XI: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.

(Vishal Mehra is a reporter at CricketCountry, currently tripping on #thenightof and #mrrobotS2, and plays cricket once every white moon. His twitter handle is @capturethecatch )