In no mood to tinker with playing XI that won them the 1st Test in Rajkot, India look to tame West Indies in the second Test at Hyderabad that begins on October 12
After a dominating innings and 272-run win against a below-par West Indies in the first Test at Rajkot, No. 1 ranked India will look to complete the formalities against the visitors, ranked eighth, in the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 12.

India got back to winnings ways at home after two successive overseas Test series defeats, and nobody blinked.

Skipper Virat Kohli got his 24th Test century, while teenaged batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw breezed his way to a debut hundred.

In the bowling department, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav spun their way to wickets as West Indies, missing their two most experience bowlers, were run ragged.

For the second Test, Mayank Agarwal, who lit up the domestic scene with his run scoring, seemed in line for a Test debut at Hyderabad, but unfortunately, the youngster has found no place in the 12-man squad BCCI announced on October 11.

Shardul Thakur was named as the 12th member of the team with playing XI remaining the same from the one that played in Rajkot.

Jason Holder and Kemar Roach, who both missed out on the first match in Rajkot, are back for the West Indies in this must-win game.

However, Holder is still not 100 per cent fit, and West Indies’ only fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is a doubtful starter for the encounter.

Here’s an interesting stat! The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has proven a graveyard for touring teams. West Indies now have to brace for impact at a venue where the hosts have never been beaten and have won their last three Test matches by an innings and 115 runs, an innings and 135 runs and 208 runs respectively.

West Indies’ batsmen need to get it right on a friendly Hyderabad track to give India a challenge in what is their last Test before the first one in Australia on December 6.

India: Playing XI: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Umesh Yadav

West Indies: Probable XI: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Shimron Hetmeyer, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Sunil Ambris, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Devendra Bishoo/Jomel Warrican, 11 Shannon Gabriel/Sherman Lewis