The ongoing five-match Test series against England has proved to be less than fruitful for India. They lost the first Test at Edgbaston which was closely contested, though, surrendered meekly in the second Test at Lord's. But the visitors fought back brilliantly in the third Test at Trent Bridge, beating the hosts by a huge margin.
Till this point, the series has been bittersweet for the visitors. Though, the same can't be said about Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper has been in an extraordinary form, having already scored 440 runs at an average of 73.33, which includes two centuries.
He has been the only batsman to have regularly succeeded in a series dominated by bowlers. Barring Kohli, all the Indian and English batters have struggled, with the second highest run-getter being Jonny Bairstow, who has 206 runs in five innings.
And now, ahead of the crucial fourth Test at Southampton, Kohli is being predicted to add onto his century tally. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan, in an interaction with a fan on Twitter, stated that he expects the Indian skipper to score a century in the upcoming Test.
India will be looking to take away the confidence from the third Test into the final two matches. And in order to make a grand turnaround, they have decided to bring in youth. Having witnessed a young Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya wreck havoc against England in the third Test at Trent Bridge, the Indian selectors decided to pick the uncapped duo of Prithvi Shaw and Hunami Vihari for the remaining two Test matches in the five-match series.
Shaw, 18, is earmarked as the next big thing in Indian cricket. He skippered India to U-19 World Cup success earlier this year, and has a phenomenal record in first class cricket, where he averages close to 57.
Vihari, on the other hand, is a seasoned domestic player. At the age of 24, he has made a name for himself within the country. He averages an incredible 59.79 in first class cricket, with 5142 runs in 63 matches.