In the 1st Test match between India and West Indies, West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and chose to bat first. This match also marks the debut of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ishan Kishan for India, while Alick Athanaze will be making his first appearance for the West Indies.
This Test match in Roseau, Dominica marks the beginning of a new World Test Championship (WTC) cycle for both India and West Indies. India aims to build on their recent success in Test cricket, as they reached the WTC Final in 2021 and 2023.
Here are the playing XIs for both teams:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva (w), Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican