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India vs West Indies: Shardul Thakur handed Test debut

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Revealed: October 12, 2018 nine:21:24 am

Indian cricketer Shardul Thakur bowls during a practice session ahead of their second test match against West Indies in HyderabadIndian cricketer Shardul Thakur bowls during a practice session ahead of their second test match against West Indies in Hyderabad Shardul Thakur is the 294th Take a look at participant for India. (Supply: AP)

After Prithvi Shaw within the opening Take a look at, Shardul Thakur earned the Take a look at cap in the second one Take a look at towards the West Indies. In so doing, Thakur turns into the 294th Take a look at participant in Indian cricket historical past and his first fit within the whites comes after two years with the workforce however at the sidelines. By the way, Thakur’s maiden Take a look at call-up got here towards West Indies when India have been the traveling birthday party to the Caribbean.

Shardul, 26, performs for Mumbai within the Ranji Trophy and is solely 4 days clear of his birthday. He made his first-class debut in 2012 towards Rajasthan and has taken 188 wickets in 55 top notch fits at a mean of 28.27. He has taken 12 fifers in his occupation. The Palghar born proper arm medium bowler has already performed 5 ODIs and seven T20Is at a collective 14 wickets.

Thakur turns into the 5th participant to make a debut for India in Exams this yr and 3rd immediately participant to debut after Hanuma Vihari in England and Shaw in Rajkot.

With India naming an unchanged 12-man squad at the eve of the Take a look at, Mohammad Shami is the bowler sitting out to permit Thakur to come back in.

On the toss, West Indies-led via a recovered Jason Holder known as the right kind aspect of the coin and opted to bat in Hyderabad. Skipper Virat Kohli stated, “Looks as if a just right pitch. Hyderabad most commonly stays the similar, therefore we aren’t afflicted of the toss however I’d have batted first as neatly. We must be within the provide. We need to center of attention in this collection, simply focussing on repeating the issues we did within the first recreation. The fellows are taking a look ahead to play every other Take a look at for the rustic, it’s a pleasure for all folks. Shami has been rested, he has performed six Exams and has bowled a large number of overs. Therefore, Shardul Thakur will get a recreation.”

West Indies made two adjustments to their aspect: Keemo Paul sitting out for Holder and spinner Jomel Warrican coming in for Sheman Lewis. Kemar Roach, who used to be broadly believed to play a task, didn’t discover a point out within the taking part in XI.

India Enjoying XI: KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.

West Indies Enjoying XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Jomel Warrican, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel.

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