Teenage opener Prithvi Shaw will make his global debut after receiving his Take a look at cap from Kohli. The 18-year-old was once already named within the ultimate 12 at the eve of the sport.
The sector primary Take a look at facet have long gone in with 3 spinners and two tempo bowlers within the first of the 2 Assessments.
“There is a little bit of grass that holds up the skin. It is very hot and humid right here so the most productive time to bat will likely be first,” stated Kohli.
“(Let’s) see what Shaw can do on the most sensible,” he added.
“It is all about giving them this actual segment. Give them some self belief prior to the beginning of the collection towards Australia.”
West Indies are lacking their common skipper Jason Holder because of an ankle damage, Kraigg Brathwaite deputising as captain.
Batsman Sunil Ambris and debutant rapid bowler Sherman Lewis had been integrated within the XI. Ambris has been rewarded for his unbeaten 114 within the crew’s handiest excursion sport in India.
“I’d have had a bat first as neatly. The use of the brand new ball is the important thing for us. Were given to be competitive and benefit from the sport,” stand-in-skipper Brathwaite stated.
“I feel the fellows are having a look ahead to this,” he added.
Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG), Nigel Llong (ENG)
TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
Fit Referee: Chris Huge (ENG)