The Board of Keep watch over for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced the 12-man squad for the primary Take a look at in opposition to Windies, scheduled to start on October Four in Rajkot.
Virat Kohli will lead the facet after being rested for the lately concluded Asia Cup within the United Arab Emirates which India gained by way of beating Bangladesh within the ultimate. Prithvi Shaw has been incorporated within the squad and would make his Take a look at debut on Thursday.
18-year-old Shaw, together with Hanuma Vihari, used to be flown to England after the primary 3 Checks noticed India path 1-2. Then again, it used to be Vihari who went directly to make his debut within the 5th and ultimate Take a look at as India misplaced the collection 1-Four.
Shaw used to be being extensively tipped to make his world debut following a very good display for the India A groups all the way through 2018 that still noticed him captaining India U-19 crew to their fourth Global Cup identify in February.
Shaw made a century on his Ranji debut and has scored 1418 at a median of 56.72 in 14 first class suits.
Then again, any other prolific home run-scorer Mayank Agarwal, who won a maiden call-up for the two-match Take a look at collection, will sit down out of the primary recreation and should wait additional to don India jersey. Heart-order batsman Vihari, who scored a fifty on debut, has additionally been excluded.
Shaw will open the innings with KL Rahul as India have opted for a mix of six batsmen. The bowling aggregate shall be identified at the enjoying day itself.
India’s 12-man crew for 1st Take a look at:
Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw (debut), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur
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