Team India will return to their home soil after a tough series in England when the clash against Windies in the first of the two-match Test series at Rajkot starting from October 4 (Thursday).
Meanwhile, a new-looking Indian squad will now hope to bounce back and strengthen their status as the top-ranked Test team in the world. Virat Kohli named a shortlist of 12 member which proves that Prithvi Shaw is likely to make his debut for India. He will likely partner KL Rahul at the top of the order.
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That said, the Windies have quite an experienced unit as well. Jason Holder, the captain, has travelled to the sub-continent many times before, while Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel form a solid core.
It is likely to be an intensely fought battle over the next five days as both the side will look to take a 1-0 lead.
Here is the statistical preview from the 1st Test between India and Windies at Rajkot:
Jason Holder, the Windies skipper, is just two wickets shy from completing 200 wickets in international cricket. Scalping these two wickets, Holder will become the 18th West Indian to take 200 or more wickets in international cricket.
Ajinkya Rahane needs 13 more runs to complete 6500 international runs. He will become the 20th Indian to cross the 6500-mark in international cricket.
The West Indian captain, Jason Holder, needs to score 17 more runs to complete 1500 runs in Test cricket.
Cheteshwar Pujara needs to score 191 more runs to achieve the feat of 5000 Test runs. Amassing these runs, Pujara will become the only 12th Indian to complete 5000 or more runs in Test cricket.
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