The Indian team will be in action against West Indies in a multi-format series, starting with a two-match Test series, followed by a three-game ODI series. The series will conclude with a five-match T20I series, which will be led by India all-rounder Hardik Pandya. The Tour will commence from July 12 and will go on till August 13. Rajasthan Royals’ star batter Yashasvi Jaiswal who led headlines during the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League is reportedly set to make his India debut in the first Test of India’s Tour of West Indies.
India will begin the WTC 2025 cycle campaign with the Test games against the Windies, and it goes without saying that the long-format games will be in the spotlight for multiple reasons. Team India recently suffered a defeat against Australia in the WTC 2023 Final and their loss put them in the radar of the critics.
However, a few changes have been made in the squad for the upcoming games, and while seniors have been dropped, a few youngsters have made it to the squad. One of them is the Rajasthan Royals star batter Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made it to the squad replacing Cheteshwar Pujara. As per the reports by PTI, Jaiwal will make his debut for India during the first Test, slated on July 12. The reports further suggest that he could bat for his side at Number 3.
The 21-year-old has performed exceptionally well in the latest season of the Indian Premier League, and he scored 625 runs at an average of 48.07 and a strike rate of 163.61.