IND vs WI, 2nd Test | Queen's Park Oval - Ground Stats and Records

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India began their World Test Championship 2023-25 campaign with a thumping win over West Indies, outclassing the hosts by an innings and 141 runs at Windsor Park, Dominica. The home team will undoubtedly aim for a stronger performance in the second Test, scheduled to commence on Thursday, July 20, at the Port of Spain in Trinidad.

West Indies' display in the test was one of several misses, with the team getting bowled out for 150 and 130 in the first and second innings respectively. An imperative rethink of strategy will be on the cards for them as they prepare for the upcoming Test at Port of Spain.

Queen's Park Oval: A Look Back

Test cricket makes a return to Queen's Park Oval after a hiatus of five years. The last time a Test was held here saw West Indies securing a victory over Sri Lanka by 226 runs.

Queen's Park Oval Stats and Records

Queen’s Park Oval has been the venue for a total of 61 Test matches. Of these, the team batting first has clinched 20 matches, slightly edging out the team batting second, who have managed 18 victories.

The stats from Queen's Park Oval suggest that winning the toss does not hold a significant advantage, with the split of Matches Won Winning Toss (20) and Matches Won Losing Toss (18) showing a narrow difference.

The highest total at Queen’s Park Oval was registered by West Indies in 1954 against England, posting a mammoth 681/8d, while the lowest total was made by England in 1994, crumbling to a mere 46 against the Windies.

The individual highest innings at this ground belongs to Sunil Gavaskar of India who racked up 220 against West Indies in 1971. The best bowling figures here are registered by Jack Noreiga of West Indies, who pocketed 9/95 against India in the same year.

West Indies and India: Performance at Queen's Park Oval

Historically, West Indies has played 61 games at Queen’s Park Oval, starting from the inaugural Test in 1930 until the latest in 2018. Of these, they have emerged victorious in 20, suffered losses in 18, and drawn 29.

India, on the other hand, has featured d in 13 Tests at Queen’s Park Oval, earning a balanced record of three wins, three losses, and seven draws.