India today won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Test match to be played against West Indies in Antigua.
After winning the toss, Indian skipper Kohli stated: “Even covering of, you can say grass, but not live grass. Hard surface. Want to put runs on the board.”
West Indian skipper Holder stated: “Not disappointed to be bowling first. It’s a bit tacky, the track,” “Young squad, these guys are eager to get going and I have full confidence in them. Important to start the series well. Roston Chase will debut, six batsmen, keeper at seven and four bowlers.
India 1 Vijay, 2 Dhawan, 3 Pujara, 4 Kohli, 5 Rahane, 6 Saha (wk), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Mishra, 9 Umesh, 10 Ishant, 11 Shami.
West Indies 1 K Brathwaite, 2 Chandrika, 3 Bravo, 4 Samuels, 5 Blackwood, 6 Chase, 7 Dowrich, 8 C Brathwaite, 9 Holder (capt), Bishoo, Gabriel