India vs West Indies: Rising expectations for the second test match

India captain Virat Kohli and WI cricketer Roston Chase | © AFP

After the record win by an innings and 272 runs in the first test match, the Indian cricket team will go against West Indies on October 12 for its second and final test match of the test series. The second test match is scheduled to take place at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, from October 12 to 16, in Uppal, Hyderabad.

In the last test match at Rajkot, debutant Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on his debut. If he manages to score another century in the upcoming match, he will join the ranks of Mohammad Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly for scoring centuries in the first two matches. Indian captain Virat Kohli is just one century short of earning 25 test centuries to his name. Indian bowler Kuldeep Yadav needs only three more wickets to reach 100 international wickets to his name.


Both sports critics and enthusiasts are looking forward to this final test match, as the probabilities for more records to be broken are higher than usual. Elaborate arrangements are being made, with 1,500 policemen being deployed and 100 CCTV cameras were installed for security reasons.