Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, who will be on international duty after more than seven months, showed signs of form during the drawn three-day tour game against West Indies A. And skipper Virat Kohli would hope that they take that form into the first Test as well.
India vs West Indies Squads:
India: Virat Kohli (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, John Campbell, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Miguel Cummins
India vs West Indies Playing XI
India: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich (wk), Keemo Paul, Jason Holder (C), Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach.
India vs West Indies dream11
Pant, Rahane, Kohli(C), Hope, Brathwaite, Paul, Holder(VC), Bumrah, Shami, Roach, Gabriel
With inputs from IANS