Prithvi Shaw all set to make Test debut

Prithvi Shaw
Teenage batting prospect Prithvi Shaw is poised to make his debut for India in the opening Test against the West Indies starting in Rajkot on Thursday. File photo: AFP

Mumbai: Teenage batting prospect Prithvi Shaw is poised to make his debut for India in the opening Test against the West Indies starting in Rajkot on Thursday.

The 18-year-old right-hander was named in a 12-man squad on Wednesday for the first of the two-Test series and is expected to open alongside K L Rahul.

Fellow rookie opener Mayank Agarwal, all-rounder Hanuma Vihari and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj were the three players to miss out from India's original 15-man squad.

India squad: Virat Kohli (capt), K L Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur.

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