India will whitewash West Indies 4-0, says Suresh Raina

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Bengaluru, July 21: Batsman Suresh Raina has backed India to whitewash West Indies 4-0 in the Test series with legspinner Amit Mishra being the "star performer".

Ind-WI series schedule; 1st Test preview

Virat Kohli-led Team India will face West Indies in 4 Tests. The 1st match will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound (Antigua) from today. (Mishra praises Kohli)

The 29-year-old Raina, who is not part of the Test team, said India will win comfortably.

"India will win comfortably, 3-0 or maybe even 4-0. I went to Bangalore for a day and the camp looked full of intent and the team looked so positive, Anil (Kumble) bhai and Virat Kohli will surely make this a memorable tour for India," Raina told "India Today". (Mishra takes 4 in warm-up game)

"Amit Mishra will be the star performer in this series. His ability to spin the ball on those pitches will make him most difficult for West Indies batsmen to handle in this series," he added.

Talking about the pitches on the Caribbean islands, Raina said they will be good for batting.

"The pitches will be good for batting, slightly slowish. Mishra knows how to use the conditions and be patient. I have a feeling this will be his series even though the other two spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have also bowled well in the side games. Anil (Kumble) bhai's inputs will give him ideas as well as confidence and that's what a leg spinner needs," he said.

Raina had a dream start to his Test career, scoring a century on debut against Sri Lanka in 2010. However, he failed to make an impact and failed to seal a permament spot. He has played 18 Tests with only 1 century and 7 fifties. He averages 26.48 with a total of 768 runs.

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