India vs West Indies, 1st Test: India bat first, 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw makes debut

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 04, 2018, 09.23 AM(IST)

File photo of Prithvi Shaw. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

India won the toss and decided to bat first in the first Test match between against West Indies. 

Shikhar Dhawan's departure from the squad has thrown a chance to prodigy Prithvi Shaw, who is set to make his much-awaited India debut.

The 18-year-old Prithvi, who earned a maiden Indian call-up midway into the England tour but did not get a game, has been preferred over Mayank Agarwal in the playing XI for the series opener against West Indies.

In the domestic circuit, Prithvi showed maturity beyond years, notching up fine hundreds on his Ranji and Duleep Trophy debuts, a few years after bursting onto the Mumbai scene with a bang. Shaw also led India to U-19 World Cup triumph.

The young Mumbai batsman was 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 K L Rahul.

Here are the playing XI for both the teams.

India - Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

The Windies - Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(w), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel.