India vs West Indies
After the Asia Cup, India will be back to the longest format of the Cricket as they play the first test match against West Indies at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. West Indies is in India to play two test matches, 5 ODIs, and 3 T20s. Live streaming will be available on the Hotstar.
India has given chances to new faces this time as Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal. After a bad English tour, Indian selectors have given way to new blood in place of Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan.
India will take these two test matches as a preparation for the upcoming tour against Australia. Indian team management has asked for the green top for the first test match.
India is favorite to win the test matches; however, West Indies team is coming from a good home season and would look to better their record on the Indian soil.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli talked about the top order concern
Apart from the top order getting cemented, I don’t think that with these two Test matches there is a lot that we are looking at, rest of the team looks quite settled, it’s just that at the top of the order, these guys are new and will take a bit of time to get into it. They definitely have the skill-set and supremely talented and what we have seen of them is very very exciting.
Windies skipper Jason Holder hoped that batting unit will keep doing great
We’ve got people like Kraigg Brathwaite who has been there for a long time and has had some success as well, these are the guys who will be looking to carry the batting forward. Guys like Roston and Shai probably haven’t had a great period in the last couple of months and will be looking to turn things around and lean on guys like Kraigg, myself, Shane has been good too.
Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj
West Indies Squad
Windies (From): Jason Holder(c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Sunil Ambris, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich, Jahmar Hamilton, Sherman Lewis, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Kieran Powell, Jomel Warrican
Cricket fans will be able to watch the match at Star Sports network. Live streaming will be available at Hotstar. We will keep you updated with the latest updates.