Teenager Shaw's debut ton puts West Indies on backfoot

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In less than a week's time after defending their title as the Asian Champions, they are back to Test cricket facing West Indies in a two-match series.

Electing to bat, India were 364 for 4 at stumps. Youngsters like Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal have been given a chance in the Test squad to prove their worth.

In the last one year, Shaw has been sensational and has forced his way into the Indian Test team by performing exceptionally well in the domestic circuit and for India A. The Mumbai batsman has a first class average of 56.72 at a strike rate of 76.69.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the Tests. India is still ranked no. 1 in the Test format, but Windies find themselves at the 8th position on the Test rankings. India is yet to decide whether they will be playing three seamers or three spinners. In their absence, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will bear the responsibility of the peace attack while Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin will act as spin bowling all-rounders.

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While their pacers, including captain Holder, Kemar Roach, and Shanon Gabriel, have impressed their batting has stood up with the likes of Kraig Brathwaite, Roston Chase, and Shane Dowrich scoring heavily at home.

It meant a Test debut for the inexperienced 22-year-old Sherman Lewis and also saw Keemo Paul, at age 20 and with a single Test to his name, having to share the new ball with speedster Shannon Gabriel. Meanwhile, Roach had to fly back to Barbados following the death of his grandmother.

If reports are to be believed, India have flown in curators to prepare a bouncy track that will help the hosts prepare for their tour of Australia. Overall, he's the seventh youngest batsman in test cricket to achieve this feat.

But the day belonged to Shaw, a diminutive right-handed opener and Indian Premier League star for the Delhi Daredevils, as he and Cheteshwar Pujara put on a 206-run second wicket partnership.