The 18 year-old Prithvi Shaw became an overnight sensation after starring on his Test debut with a maiden century against West Indies in Rajkot. The youngster's innings proved to be instrumental as India registered an emphatic victory of 287 runs and an innings over the visitors.
The talented batsman looked in fine touch against the West Indian bowlers, displaying immense composure in an innings, which was laced with 15 boundaries. And now ahead of the second Test, West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase has revealed they have learned from their mistakes and will be better prepared to tackle Prithvi Shaw this time.
"I am sure our guys would have learnt quickly from what happened in the first Test and we will know some of the strengths of the young Shaw, who really took us apart early in the game. I am sure we will learn from our mistakes in the first game and move on smartly in the second game," said Chase.
Roston Chase has however, not divulged into the plan they have in place for the youngster. But ideally the plan would aim towards getting rid of Prithvi Shaw early on in the innings.
"We had a long chat after the first Test and came up with some plans. We discussed how we are looking to bowl at him in the second Test along with some of the other batters. I can't obviously discuss our plans in the conference. I think we have a better idea of what we are looking to do against him."
The first test was more of a David vs Golitah affair, where a superior Indian side outclassed a clueless West Indian side in all departments. Such was India's dominance that they decimated the visitors batting lineup both the times under 100 overs.
However, now the West Indies will be looking to put on a much better fight with Kemar Roach and skipper Jason Holder, returning to the squad providing a much needed boost ahead of the second Test.
"It's always good to have the captain back. I am not sure what the line-up will be for the next match. Can't really say who is playing but it's really good to have Kemar Roach back, a very senior player and brings a lot of experience to the team. So yeah, it's good to have both of them back."