India vs West Indies fixtures: BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announces the schedule for the upcoming series against West Indies.
With India and West Indies set to be featured in another bout, the packed schedule for West Indies’ tour of India 2018 has put clarity on the details of the series. In which will be the first series of the Indian home season, the tour will comprise of two Test matches, five ODIs and three T20Is.
The tour will commence on October 4 with the first Test at Rajkot. After a brief three-day break, the proceedings will move to down south where both the teams will play the second Test at Hyderabad.
Post a four-day halt, the first ODI of the five-match series will begin on October 21 at Guwahati. Holkar Stadium in Indore, which has hosted a match in almost all India’s recent home series, will host the second ODI on October 24.
The series will then move to Maharashtra, where the two teams will face-off in the third and fourth ODIs, in Pune and Mumbai on October 27 and 29 respectively. Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, which had made its international debut last year during the third T20I against New Zealand, will host the last ODI on November 1.
The first of the three T20Is will be played at the historic venue of Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on November 4. The second T20I will be played a day before Diwali, i.e., November 6, at either Kanpur or Lucknow. The final T20I, also the last match of the tour, will be played on November 11 at Chennai.
India and West Indies have been playing against each other quite often in the recent years. India had traveled to the Caribbean last year for a five-match ODI series and a one-off T20I. Before that, India had went to West Indies in 2016 for a four match Test series and a two-match T20I series (the latter being India’s home-series) played in Lauderhill.
Following a hectic schedule of some of the players who play all the three formats of the game, the Indian selectors are likely to rest them for this tour and give some new faces a go in the national side.
Here is the full schedule:
BCCI announces fixtures for home series against West Indies.#TeamIndia will play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs & 3 T20Is during this tenure.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 4, 2018