Rajkot, India vs West Indies: BCCI announces India’s last 12 players for the first Test against West Indies starting from Thursday. BCCI has declared the team for the first time on the day before the match.
Mumbaikar Prithvi Shaw has been given an opportunity to open in the match with Lokesh Rahul. It is the answer to the question of who will open against the West Indies. Shaw becomes the 293rd player who makes his debut for India in the first test against West Indies.
For this match, BCCI has decided to put Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari and Mohammad Siraj on the bench. 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw has scored plenty of runs in the domestic cricket matches.
In addition, he has won the Under-19 World Cup to India. He has scored 1418 runs in 14 first-class matches at an average of 56.27. In the Test series against England, Shaw was included in the squad, but he did not get a chance in the last eleven.
Indian team: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur.