West Indies 33/1 in their 2nd innings after following on

Shaw bats during the first day of the first cricket test match between India and West Indies. — AP

Shaw bats during the first day of the first cricket test match between India and West Indies. — AP

However, Kemar Roach wasn't able to return to India, raising speculations on whether he will eventually be available for the second Test. Law nevertheless confirmed on Monday that Roach arrived in Hyderabad late on Sunday and will to be available for the second Test.

India on Saturday mauled West Indies by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test match played at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot.

The visitors ended day two of the first Cricket Test at Rajkot with 94 runs on the board for the loss of six wickets. His career has tapered off a bit in the last couple of years.

Kohli's 100 against West Indies saw him put his name in front of new records.

Resuming on an overnight score of 364-4, India lost Rishabh Pant for 92 but Kohli went on to reach three figures despite it being an uncharacteristically subdued knock from the captain, who faced 230 balls in his innings.

"We shouldn't compare him to anyone yet".

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While Kohli's batting has never been in doubt, something that was refreshing to see was the captain's tactics this test match. "We believe he can change many games for us and have match-winning contributions with bat and ball".

In the bowling department, Kohli will stick to three spinners - Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. India are aware of the fact that if West Indies batsmen can not play well again then it will be a walk in the park for them in the second Test, too, which will further enable them to try out few options before their last big series of the year begins.

With the 2019 World Cup nine months away, the Indian team management has drawn a rotation plan to keep the players fresh.

The opener has blown hot and cold for too long now. India have retained the 12 they had announced for the first Test. Ahead of the test series against Australia, their hot form bodes well for India.

"You have to realise that by the time the middle order walked in at that game, the ball was soft". If you look at our history in the last three-four-five years, our suited formats has ideally been T20 cricket and second behind would be Test cricket.

".I think they are not overawed by the scenario and I think that's always going to be an advantage because the guys coming in can start doing the job from game one which both these young guys have done that and Hanuma Vihari as well".

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