Windies pacer available for second Test against India

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Once India had piled up 649 for nine declared in their first innings on Friday, the game became one of survival for the Windies but they lacked the resolve to push the contest into a fourth day, as the gulf between the two sides was cruelly exposed.

Shaw has long since been billed as a future star and the 18-year-old lived up to the hype with a magnificent 134 on his first Test innings as India thrashed the tourists by an innings and 272 runs in Rajkot last week. 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. "He's an ODI specialist, and will make a huge difference to the team", said Mumbai coach, former wicket-keeper Vinayak Samant.

In the bowling department, Kohli will stick to three spinners - Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.

With little competition between the two sides, the two-Test series against the West Indies is an opportunity for the Indians to improve their numbers and for the statisticians to go into an overdrive.

"The kind of quality we have in the team, we understand that we will dominate in these conditions purely because we have done it so many times in the past", India captain Virat Kohli said.

They have won Tests by 10 wickets seven times, while India's greatest winning margin by runs was against South Africa in Delhi in 2015, when they won by 337 runs.

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Earlier, Kohli made 139 while Jadeja remained unbeaten on 100, marking the occasion with a leap in the air followed by his trademark bat-swirling celebration.

After putting up a good show in 1st Test and registering record win, India will take on West Indies in 2nd Test.

It was also India's best in terms of innings victory. Even though the big names are missing in the list, Cricket West Indies are viewing this ODI series as a platform for the young bloods to groove themselves ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be played in England.

Bishoo was the most successful bowler for West Indies with 4-217 and, in worrying signs for their own batsmen, got some balls to turn past the Indians.

Kohli fell to debutant paceman Sherman Lewis after adding 64 for the sixth wicket with left-arm spinner Jadeja whose century came off 132 balls.