After winning the first Test convincingly, India will take on West Indies in the second and final match of the two-Test match series starting Wednesday-Monday. The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. [READ: 2nd Test Day 2 Overview: India vs West Indies Live Streaming Information]
Where to Watch Live:
2nd and final Test will begin at 09:30 am IST on Thursday and it will be telecast live in India on Star Sports, Star Cricket and ESPN channels. For live streaming, log on to Star Sports official website. [READ: 2nd Test Day 2 Overview: India vs West Indies Live Streaming Information]
The second Test match between India and West Indies is perhaps the most hyped in the history of world cricket, as batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who has made many records in his illustrious career spanning over two decades, will play his 200th and final Test match. Hysteric scene is expected at Wankhede Stadium as fans from around the world throng the venue to witness their idol play for the last time.
India will enter the contest on high confidence after winning the previous encounter by an innings and 51 runs. MS Dhoni and boys will be keen to give a fitting farewell to Tendulkar with series win.
On the other hand, West Indies look lost at the moment, with batsmen failing to perform with their bats. They will be looking forward to level the series with a win. They have the capability to surprise the host, and for that to happen, their batsmen have to put in their acts together and put big score on the board.
West Indies have 30-15 win-loss and 44 drawn record against India out of 89 matches played.
MS Dhoni is expected to field the same squad that won the previous Test convincingly at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. West Indies are also unlikely to change the squad. It is not sure if Kemar Roach, who missed the previous match due to a shoulder injury, will join the squad on Thursday.
India's batting line-up looks formidable, but top order collapse in the previous match will worry the think tank. It was Rohit Sharma (177), Ravichandran Ashwin (124) and Dhoni (42) who came to the rescue. Top order will be expected perform in Mumbai.
Bowlers did a commendable job in the 1st Test with Mohammad Shami leading the pact with nine wickets, followed by Ravichandran Ashwin (5) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4). India have good chance to give a befitting farewell to Tendulkar of bowlers give a similar performance.
West Indies have more things to worry than one. Marlon Samuels was the only batsman who scored a half century in two innings. Wickets fail like a pack of cards in Kolkata, which will trouble them in the back of their mind. Batsmen should perform with their bats if they are to spoil Tendulkar's final match.
Shane Shillingford took six wickets from an innings, including that of Tendulkar's and the openers. He almost took away the match from India but other bowlers looked ordinary. He should rip into the batting line up of the opponents again.
India are the favourites to win the second Test.
India: MS Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Pragyan Ojha
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin, Kieran Powell, Shane Shillingford, Tino Best, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Narsingh Deonarine