Diluted India takes on Gayle-less Windies

Kingston. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has never lost a test series since he took over test captaincy in 2008, and he would like to continue the winning streak despite missing some of the senior pros and selection issues with the existing squad.

India will be missing the services of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and S Shreesanth, who has been the corner stone of India’s recent test success. But the real trouble is with the injury scares of Murali Vijay, Munaf Patel and the unavailability of Abhimanyu Mithun.

Abhinav Mukund and Virat Kohli are all set to make their test debuts, while Praveen Kumar can also get the test cap if Munaf Patel is not fit in time. Suresh Raina would most probably be preferred over S Badrinath in the middle order. This young brigade would like to make their mark before the big guns return for the much anticipated England series.

On the other side of the war lines, Darren Sammy is leading a side disturbed with on field and off field troubles. They would be without their batting main stay Chris Gayle and all rounder Dwayne Bravo against the number one side in the world.

Their only chance to put up a fight seems to be in the juicy Sabina Park pitch. The hosts would look to rattle the comparatively inexperienced Indian batting line up with pace and bounce from their fast bowlers. Kemar Roach, Fidel Edwards and Ravi Rampaul would like to give some chin music to the Indian batters.

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