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Upbeat Windies

CMC/MIKE KING,

Added 21 August 2019

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West Indies Captain Jason Holder (right) punching gloves with Shamarh Brooks at practice yesterday. (CWI Media/Philip Spooner.)

ST JOHN’S – West Indies will attempt to break a 17-year winless streak against India in the longest format and also stave off another series clean sweep when the two sides clash in the opening Test starting here today.

Their last success in a Test came when Carl Hooper’s side posted a ten-wicket victory at Bourda on India’s tour of the Caribbean in 2002.

Coincidentally, that five-match rubber was the last time the Windies beat India in a series.

Since then, West Indies have endured a wretched run against the Asian powerhouses, losing 12 of their last 21 Tests home and away. Last year on the subcontinent, neither Test lasted three days. (CMC/MK)

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