Windies vs India: Combined XI from the Test series
The Indian middle-order showed its strength as Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari contributed big in both games and put the Indian team in a position of strength.
Published - Sep 3, 2019 5:12 am | Updated - Oct 10, 2019 4:18 pm
2. Hanuma Vihari
There was a lot of debate around India’s No. 6 just before this series. Hanuma Vihari got the nod ahead of Rohit Sharma and the Andhra lad has sealed the spot. He played a few difficult games in England and Australia before this series and did well too.
Vihari was absolutely brilliant in this series. In the first innings of the first Test, he scored a patient 32 which helped India get back on the track alongside Ajinkya Rahane. In the second innings, he missed out on a well-deserved ton as he was dismissed for 93.
However, he made up for it in the second Test. He scored a brilliant ton and helped India get to a strong 416 on a tricky pitch. The 25-year-old batted patiently and punished the bad balls. He returned to finish the series on a high as he scored a fifty in the second innings as well. Thus, Vihari finished the series as the highest run-getter (289 runs in four innings).