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Team India to go for the kill
After two consecutive away series defeats, India will be desperate to taste victory when they take on an inexperienced West Indies in the first Test of the twomatch series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium, starting here on Thursday
Rajkot: After two consecutive away series defeats, India will be desperate to taste victory when they take on an inexperienced West Indies in the first Test of the two-match series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium, starting here on Thursday.
Young Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw is all set to receive his maiden Test cap to open the innings with KL Rahul. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant too will feature in the playing eleven.
Hanuma Vihari impressed everyone in the last Test against England at The Oval after a fighting 56 on debut.
He however, seems not to find a place in the first Test as the team will play with five specialist bowlers.
Meanwhile, the Jason Holder-led Caribbean side boasts of talent but lacks the required experience to challenge the No. 1 Test side.
Squads (From): India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, M Agarwal, C Pujara, A Rahane, GH Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohd Siraj and Shardul Thakur;
West Indies: Jason Holder (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican.