5 things to know about 2018 India vs Windies cricket series

India drop Dhawan for West Indies series | (Image via cricket.com/Twitter)
India drop Dhawan for West Indies series | (Image via cricket.com/Twitter)

Windies are scheduled to play a two-match Test series, a five-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series during their time in India till Nov 11.

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Mayank, Siraj earn maiden call-ups

Mayank Agarwal and Mohammad Siraj were given their maiden Test call-up for the two-match Test series against Windies. Both the players have performed brilliantly for India A and their respective domestic sides. The selectors also decided to leave out Dinesh Karthik and Karun Nair from the squad which played the Test series in England while Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma were rested for the short series.

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Prithvi Shaw scores a century on Test debut

With Murli Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan been left out from the squad for the two-Test matches against Windies, the 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw was given his debut Test cap during the first Test in Rajkot. He scored a century on debut. Shaw was also the part of the squad which played the last two Tests in England in early September but didn't get a place in the XI.

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