The 15-man squad announced by the MSK Prasad-led selection panel on Saturday (September 29).
Before India tour of Australia, west indies will tour of India from 29th September to 11th November 2018, there are so many changes in the team because several first-choice seamers have missed out through injury and rotation. Not only in bowling but Indian openers who were in the England tour will also be missed out which means Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay replaced due to poor performance with the red ball in England, in eight matches Shikhar didn't make a half-century.
KL Rahul who made a ton in the last test match against England at the Oval, he made his spot in the squad, Rishabh pant is also in the squad, he also made a century at oval against England.
R Ashwin was an injury doubt, but he passed the test and is in the squad. right arm fast bowler Umesh also come back, he will fulfill the spot of Ishant Sharma whereas Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar and Ishant will rest.
18yrs old bay Prithvi Shaw to make his debut test, he is the rising star of Indian cricket team who captained India u19 cricket world cup Glory this year.
The team will be led by Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur