Team India will host Windies for series across all formats later this year. The men from the Caribbean will take part in 2 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3T20Is in the month of October-November. The Windies selectors have announced the 15-members squad for the Test series along with the schedule.
The tour will kickstart with 2 Test matches. The first Test will be hosted by Rajkot that will begin on October 4. Hyderabad will be the venue for the 2nd Test that starts from October 12. The 2 teams will then clash in the 50-over format. The 5 ODIs will be hosted by Guwahati, Indore, Pune, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.
The T20I World Champions will then take on India in the shortest format of the game. The 3-T20I series is set to begin on November 4 with the first match in Kolkata. Either of Lucknow or Kanpur will play host to the 2nd T20I while the long tour will come to an end with the final T20I in Chennai.
The Windies squad for the Test series will be led by Jason Holder. The Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne hoped that the side will continue the good form of the previous 2 series when they tour India.
“The panel congratulates Jason Holder and his team on the excellent performance against Bangladesh. As the team embarks on a tough tour of India, the successes against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh should hold them in good stead during the India series,” said Browne.
Windies tour of India Schedule:
October 4-8 – 1st Test, Rajkot
October 12-16 – 2nd Test, Hyderabad
October 21 – 1st ODI, Guwahati
October 24 – 2nd ODI, Indore
October 27 – 3rd ODI, Pune
October 29 – 4th ODI, Mumbai
November 1 – 5th ODI, Thiruvananthapuram
November 4 – 1st T20I, Kolkata
November 6 – 2nd T20I, Kanpur/Lucknow
November 11 – 3rd T20I, Chennai
Windies squad for the Test series
Jason Holder (C), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican