The Indian cricket team have become the number 1 ranked test team in the world after Australia lost the test series against Sri Lanka 0-3. With 1 test match to go in test series against West Indies, India needs to win the fourth test match to remain at the number 1 position in test matches. The Indian team have played excellent cricket in the series so far winning the first test match. The second test match was drawn because of brilliant batting by Roston Chase. In the third test match at St Lucia the Indian team came back from a tough position and won the match with ease.
The fourth test will start from tomorrow at Port of Spain, Trinidad. With the pitch expected to help the spinners, the Indian team needs to play aggressive cricket and not allow West Indies a chance in the match. In the previous match, the Indian team made three changes. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja all came into the side. Kumar bowled brilliantly and changed the situation of the match in favour of India on the fourth day.
The Indian openers have been a problem so far with Dhawan not scoring on a regular basis. If Murali Vijay is fit to open, Virat Kohli needs to decide whom to should he open with. KL Rahul also has contributed for India in the opening.
After the first test match, Kohli has not contributed much with the bat. He needs to come good with the bat. Rahane has also looked in the series. With West Indies team not performing well in test matches, it is perfect chance for the Indian team to play fearless cricket and maintain their number 1 ranking.
All the players have contributed to the team success and complete performance in Port of Spain will help the Indian team to gain confidence ahead of a busy home season.