India vs West Indies: The Mumbai Indians connection in full display as Yuvraj Singh subtly roasted Jasprit Bumrah over his picture with Virat Kohli. In the picture Bumarh is along with Kohli is bare-body and the abs are visible. Yuvraj Singh lovingly in an attempt to pull his leg made a comment on the picture. His comment read, ” Oho fitness idol”. It seems like Yuvraj is talking about the Indian skipper being Bumrah’s fitness idol. Kohli is known to be a fitness freak and it seems it has rubbed off on Jasprit as well and that is what Yuvraj meant as he got cheeky.
Meanwhile, India and West indies start the World Test Championship campaign today at Antigua during the 1st Test. Kohli and his men will hope that umrah gets among the wickets early in the Test. Bumrah has been in great form with the ball. He picked up a five-wicket haul in South Africa, England and Australia in his Test debut season and has taken giant strides in the world of red-ball cricket.
India, the No.1 ranked Test team, will look to reinforce their position at the top of the standings and will bank on their experience to outclass the West Indies who will be low on confidence following the thrashing they received in the T20 and ODI series. Kohli, who hit back-to-back centuries in the one-day series, had slammed a double hundred in Antigua in 2016 and will look to score yet another ton to equal Ricky Ponting’s tally of 19 Test centuries as skipper.
In the bowling department, India will be bolstered by the inclusion of leading pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Also, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav — all took three wickets each in the practice game and have presented a strong case for their inclusion in the playing XI. Ravichandran Ashwin will be raring to return to action in Sir Viv Richards Stadium where he has some fond memories. He picked up seven wickets, all in one innings, and also hit a century in this ground in 2016.