New beginning for both India & West Indies Teams as they begin first test match today on 12th July. Ishan Kishan & Yashasvi Jaiswal makes their test debut for India while Alick Athanaze makes debut from West Indies side.
Indian team and captain Rohit Sharma confirmed earlier about the debut of opening left hand batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal but Ishan Kishan surprises cricket circles siding KS Bharat who played in the WTC final against Australia last month.
Pitch Report: The pitch at Windsor Park is known to be a good batting surface. However, it can also be spin-friendly, especially as the match progresses. This means that both teams will need to be prepared to play on different types of pitches.
Take a look at what Captains said at the toss:
Rohit Sharma - We have been here for a while, played a practice game in Barbados, here in Dominica for the last 4 days, rain did have a say, but we're well prepared. The championship cycle final is two years away, but we've been consistent over the last couple of cycles. New guys in the squad, we just want to keep better as a team. I want the two debutants to enjoy, they've worked hard to come here, I want to make them feel comfortable and have some good memories of their first Test.
Kraigg Brathwaite - We are batting first, the surface is generally dry, bit of moisture, we'll have to work hard in the first hour. We had a 10-day camp, Brian Lara was there as well, had a practice game amongst ourselves, looking good. We have been in good positions during the last cycle, but it's all about being consistent. Want to see the guys be positive. Athanaze is making his debut, Cornwall and Warrican are the two spinners, Kirk McKenzie and Shannon Gabriel miss out.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj
West Indies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva(w), Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican