Yashasvi Jaiswal’s upcoming Test debut has resulted in the separation of India’s regular opening combination, with Shubman Gill set to bat at No.3

Indian cricket was desperately looking for a left-hander, and we have found one in Jaiswal. The left-right combination at the top will be a big advantage for us,” Sharma told a press conference on the eve of the Test. “Gill himself went to head coach Rahul Dravid.

expressed a desire to bat at No.3 as he has batted in that position throughout his career.”

This will not be the only change as India begin their World Test Championship cycle after falling at the last hurdle for the second successive time. Mohammed Siraj, with 19 Tests under his belt, will be the leading pacer in the attack, with Jasprit Bumrah out injured and Mohammed Shami rested.

Left-right combination at the top will be a ‘big advantage’, says India skipper Rohit Sharma on the eve of the first Test against West Indies; Gill request coach Dravid for No.3 slot.

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