The Indian spinners shared eight wickets between them, spinning a web around the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI line-up and bowled them out for 180 runs in 62.5 overs on day one of the tour match in St Kitts.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been called up to the 13-man West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI squad which will face India in the second tour match in a three-day game that will be played in St Kitts between 14th and 16th July.
The West Indies Cricket Board selectors have picked Guyana skipper Leon Johnson to lead a 12-man WICB President’s XI squad which will face India in a two-day tour match in St Kitts on 9th and 10th July.
After beating West Indies in the final of the recently concluded tri-series, Australia have managed to retain their position at the top of the ICC One-Day International Team Rankings despite losing a point.
A 156-run stand for the fifth wicket between Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard laid the platform for West Indies' 100-run victory over South Africa in the ninth match of the tri-series in Barbados which ensured them a spot in the final along with Australia.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has stressed the importance of performing well in the first 10 overs and thereafter putting on a strong display in the death overs in their must-win clash against South Africa on Friday.