Mumbai: Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan on Sunday said the upcoming tour to West Indies would be a good opportunity for the youngsters to cement their place in the national squad.
"It is a very good opportunity for young players to showcase their talent. It's a big tour and if they perform well, they can cement their place in the team," he told reporters during a promotional event for Godrej Expert hair colour.
India will play three tests, five ODIs and a lone T20 game during their tour to the Caribbean in June-July. Senior players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh will miss the entire tour, while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Zaheer will join the team only for the Test series.