The wait for seeing the new face of Indian cricket finally came to an end on Sunday with MSK Prasad reading out names of the players who they believe will take the future of Indian cricket forward with West indies tour being first insight. All of it begins on 3rd August in Florida.Story of the test squad
Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
1. The Openers
One look at the test squad and the screams of Shikhar Dhawan being dropped shoots right up in consideration, while his counterpart Rohit Sharma is all set to solidify the batting lineup in the Test.
The opening pair will likely be Mayank Agarwal and K.L. Rahul which seems quite soft and highly unlike the ODI pair, clearly one of the formidable opening pairs in the world cricket.
At 3 we have Virat Kohli beyond any speck of doubt, while the middle order has the like of Rahane, Rohit, Pujara at 4 to soak up the pressure if the wicket falls upfront. Then there is Ravindra Jadeja who can be the game-changer in all the three departments.