Series/tournament name: West Indies vs India
Venue: North Sound, Antigua
Date: 22 August, 2019
Time: 7PM IST
After the limited-overs leg, India take on West Indies in a two-match Test series, the first of which is at Antigua. The match signifies the beginning of the World Test Championship for either side and 120 points are at stake in the series. India have a full-strength Test squad at their disposal and will be relying on their seam attack to counter West Indies' own battery of pacers on the changing wickets in the Caribbean. West Indies are no longer mere pushovers at home in Tests and have a series win against England last to showcase their strength at home.
Humidity is expected to be high on days one and two of the Test match and the temperature could be just less than 30°C. There is rain expected on day four of the Test match but otherwise the forecast is clear.
The pitch has progressively gotten better for batting over the last decade. Only seven Test matches have been played here with the team fielding first winning losing just once. The last Test here was between England and West Indies where first innings batting was hard work.
Probable Playing XI: