The two-match Test series between West Indies and India will begin today (12 July), with The first match starting at 7.30 p.m. (IST) in Dominica.
This is the first series in which both teams will play under the 2023-2025 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.
India captain Rohit Sharma announced on Tuesday (July 11) that Shubman Gill will bat at the No. 3 slot that has been vacant since Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped. He also revealed that Yashasvi Jaiswal will open with him.
“For the batting positions, Gill will play at No. 3. He himself has said that, he had a chat with Rahul Dravid and said that he’s played his entire career at 3 and 4, and that he can perform better for the team at No. 3. And for us also it becomes better because we have a left-right opening combination. So that is what we’ll try to do and hopefully this will go for a long term.” Rohit Sharma said in the pre-match press conference..
“We have wanted a left-hander for a long time and we’ve got one now and lets hope he performs well for the team and can really make his spot his own,”