India recovered from a precarious 25 for 3 to post a fighting 203 for 6 at the end of Day 1 of the Antigua Test, which was hit by rain. Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli all fell cheaply as Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel provided the vital early breakthroughs.
The team combination is the big factor of discussion ahead of India's first Test against West Indies at Antigua. While Virat Kohli hinted that they will most probably go with four bowlers, he did admit that the selection could be flexible, depending on the conditions.
Struggling India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane hit a half-century on Monday in the warm-up game against West Indies A, which will give some relief to both him and the selectors ahead of the Test series which begins on August 22.
India have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series against West Indies, with the first game being washed out. However, they will be keen to clinch the series with a win in the final ODI at Trinidad. While the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant remains a worry for India going into the final match, there are a few others on the verge of impressive records
Virat Kohli and the Indian team management have been backing wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant at number four since the World Cup, despite his constant failures. However, India legend Sunil Gavaskar does not support the move and feels Shreyas Iyer is much-better suited to the position