Cuttack: India are without some key senior players, including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the ODI series against the West Indies but stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag on Monday said that it would give the youngsters in the team a perfect opportunity to perform well on the big stage.
Besides Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, who have been given rest, the squad also does not have middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh, who has declared himself unfit, but Sehwag said his side is not worried as the youngsters have come into the series with plenty of runs under their belt.
"All the players are in fine form, having scored good amount of runs in Ranji Trophy. It's a good sign for Team India. Hope the youngsters play the same way with Team India," Sehwag told reporters on the eve of the first ODI against the West Indies on Tuesday.