India handed a debut to two youngsters in the Test format in the first Test match against West Indies in the new World Test Championship cycle. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ishan Kishan were donned with the Indian cap ahead of the day’s play in the first Test match.
All eyes were on 21-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal who was coming off a prolific Indian Premier League and domestic cricket season. In fact, Jaiswal after playing 15 first class matches, averages a prolific 80.21 with 1845 runs to his name.
In his audition to the national team, Jaiswal played with confidence in the final hour of Day 1 of the Test match alongside captain Rohit Sharma and notched up 40* off 73 balls. The batter decided to reverse-sweep spinner Jomel Warrican in the first ball of the final over of the day for a boundary. Former Australia cricketer turned pundit Tom Moody spoke about the batter and heaped praise on him after the day’s play.
“If the story of Yashasvi Jaiswal hasn’t been compelling enough, his test journey has launched. There’s no doubt he’ll leave a significant footprint in this format,” Moody wrote on Twitter.
The former SRH coach had been impressed with the batter in the Indian Premier League as well and had earlier called him one of the bright prospects of Indian cricket.