WEST INDIES TOUR
India to try out teenage opener to fix top order
Captain Virat Kohli looks to teenage opener Prithvi Shaw to lead the charge against the West Indies
New Delhi — Captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday India were looking to "cement" the team’s misfiring top order as teenage opener Prithvi Shaw was named in the final 12 for the first Test against the West Indies. The world’s No1 Test side suffered from inconsistent form in the top order during their tours of SA and England, losing 1-2 and 1-4 respectively. The two-match West Indies series starting in Rajkot on Thursday gives India the chance to work on problem areas ahead of the all-important tour of Australia starting in November. "I think the top order getting cemented with these two Test matches, that’s what we are looking at," Kohli said. "These guys are new, so they will take a bit of time to get into it. But they definitely have the skill set," he said. "They should look at it as an opportunity and not think of pressure, because they’re very young. It’s a great chance for them to cement their place and play for a long time." The 18-year-old Shaw, who was chosen ahead of uncapp...