Roston Chase will be hopeful of another all-round show  © AFP
Roston Chase will be hopeful of another all-round show © AFP

West Indies take on India in the fourth and final Test at Port of Spain to play for pride. West Indies have been dominated and mauled by an young and buoyant Indian team, who themselves are learning the art of winning abroad. Jason Holder has led the team in a very brave manner so far in the series. Their have been sparks of individual brilliance for West Indies, in every match as someone or the other has shone with either the bat or the ball. What is missing so far for West Indies is a collective team effort needed for a win. Holder still has faith in his team and players who can turn the game on its head at any given time.  Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs West Indies, 4th Test match

Roston Chase: Three-test old Chase, who’s inclusion in the West Indies side was much debated, is now being called as an exceptional talent. After being a flop in the first Test, Chase rechristen himself and rescued his team to a draw in the second Test. Chase after taking a five-for, notched up his first ever Test ton and engraved his name along side Ian Botham, Richie Benaud and Tony Greig. Chase, in the third Test, did not do justice to his talent. Chase will want to give his country men a reason to smile and cheer, and for that to happen his performance in the fourth Test is of prime importance.

Kraigg Brathwaite: West Indies, who have been deprived of a definitive opener since long time, seem to have finally got one in form of Brathwaite who can absorb pressure under all condition. Brathwaite showed in the very first Test at Antigua that he is just not another batsmen who is playing for namesake. He took on the Indian bowling playing mostly with a straight bat. In the third Test at St Lucia, he came out to bat with much grit against a rampaging bowling attack where every other batsmen fell like a pack of cards. If West Indies have any chance of a revival at Port of Spain, Brathwaite could be a pillar of strength for them. ALSO READ: India ranked No. 1 in Test cricket following Sri Lanka’s historic win over Australia

Darren Bravo: Touted to be the next Brian Lara, Bravo has been mauled with inconsistencies in his Test career. Bravo, yet to flourish with the bat, exhibited his only batting prowess in the last Test.  Bravo scored an gritty half-century in a losing cause, but announced that he just might be coming back to form. If West Indies, has any chances of a win, he becomes their most sort after batsmen, who could anchor and rally his fellow batsmen.

Jermaine Blackwood: Blackwood returns to the same ground where he made his Test debut almost two years ago. Since then Blackwood has played only eighteen Tests with very limited success. Blackwood was drafted in the West Indies side, got off to a horrendous start in the first Test, achieving golden duck. Coming into the second Test, Blackwood not only got the monkey off his back but also playing almost a match winning knock for his team. Getting back-to-back half-centuries would have instilled some confidence in the lad and he will be eager to carry on in the final Test.

Alzarri Joseph: Joseph who made his Test debut in the last match was lauded for his bowling. Picking up three wickets in match, Joseph was able to make his presence felt. Picked start after a successful U-19 World Cup stint, Joseph is expected to provide West Indies with much needed pace and bounce in their bowling attack and lead from the front.

(Vishal Mehra is a reporter at CricketCountry, who enjoys his weekly dose of anime, and plays cricket once a white moon. His twitter handle is @capturethecatch )