The first test match between India vs West Indies will be played in Rajkot from 4th of oct. ,India had lost their last test series against England last month but Hosts are ready to take on Windies on home ground.
Prithvi Shaw is all set to debut in first test match between india and west indies, Indian team management announced 12-man squad for first test match in Rajkot on thursday, while Mayank Agarwal and Md. siraj have been left out from squad.
Young Mumbai batsman Shaw was also part of the Indian squad for the last two Test matches against England, but didn’t get an opportunity as the team management decided to persist with Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. Speaking about the pressure of making his debut for India, Shaw said that he always thought about what Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar had told him and tries to stay in the present.
“When such thought process come I just recall what Sachin Sir and Rahul Sir have told me. Just be in the present.Rahul Sir always say 200 runs which I have scored is past now,I can’t change that,so be in present,” Shaw said
BATTING : Indian Batting lineup is stronger as compared to carebians, Rahul and Prithvi may open the innings and responsibility of the middle-order will be on Cheteshwar Pujara, captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
BOWLING : Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami will lead the fast bowling attack, while Ashwin,jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will lead in spin department. Bhuvneshwar kumar, Bumrah are rested and Ishant sharma is injured. so that Umesh and shami will be frontline bowler.
WEST INDIES :
BATTING : Carebian batting lineup is slightly weak as compared to india but Shimran Heitmeyer, Jason Holder are capable for good knock, rest all are inexperience squad.
BOWLING : well, West Indies fast bowling attack is more superior than India, seamers like Roach is indivisually sufficient to destroy any batting attack, Devendra Bishoo and craig braithwaite are also some experienced players for carebians.
Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin,Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur.
Jason Holder (Captain), Sunil Ambrish, Devendra Bishoo, Craig Brathwaite, Rossen Chase, Shane Dowich,Shannon Gabriel, Jehmar Hamilton, Shimran Heitmeyer, Inky Hope, Sherman Lewis, Chemo Paul, Kieran Powell,Kemar Roach,Joel Warriacan.
VENUE : SAURASHTRA CRICKET ASSOCIATION, RAJKOT.
TIME : 9:30 AM (ISD)
TOSS : In indian condition its very dificult to batting in fourth innings, so whoever won the toss, will definetely choose the bat first.
HEAD TO HEAD :India take on West Indies in 94 test matches, out of 94 india have won 18 matches while West Idies have on 30 matches and 46 are drawn.
Total played – 94
India won- 18
WI won – 30
drawn – 46
Records are in favour of West Indies but Cricket is game of uncertaintity,So stay tuned with us and stay updated with latest cricket news and info.