BCCI announced the upcoming India vs West Indies schedulePosted By: Oendrila De | September 5, 2018
West Indies cricket team yet to get their first test success against India since May 2002. And, they will have their chance from 4th October onwards as Indian cricket board recently announced detailed India vs West Indies schedule. Rajkot will be the opening test host played from 4th October onwards. The second test match of the two-match test series will be played on Hyderabad from 12th October.
West Indies will also face India on a five-match ODI series and three-match T20I series. The ODI series will start after the Tests, and Guwahati will host the first ODI on 21st October. Indore will host the second ODI match on 24th October 2018. Pune and Mumbai will host the third and the fourth ODI on 27th and 29th October respectively. Thiruvananthapuram will host the fifth and the final ODI between India and West Indies on 1st November.
Recently in November 2017, the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram became an international stadium. It first hosted India vs New Zealand T20I match last year. Right after the ODI series, West Indies will face India on a three-match Twenty20 series. Kolkata will host the debut match of the series on 4th November. Lucknow will host the second game on 6th, followed by the third T20 in Chennai on 11th. The West Indies team faced India on Indian soil just once before this series. They faced Team blue in the semi-final of the 2016 World T20 Championship.
India last hosted West Indies for a test series way back in November 2013. The greatest Batsman Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement right after that two-test series. The Caribbean team faced innings losses in both the tests in 2013. Besides, West Indies last won a test series against India way back in 1983. They achieved a 3-0 result in a six-test series that year.
India vs West Indies schedule – Details:
|1st Test Match||4th – 8th October 2018||Rajkot|
|2nd Test Match||12th – 16th October 2018||Hyderabad|
|1st ODI||21st October 2018||Guwahati|
|2nd ODI||24th October 2018||Indore|
|3rd ODI||27th October 2018||Pune|
|4th ODI||29th October 2018||Mumbai|
|5th ODI||1st November 2018||Thiruvananthapuram|
|1st T20I||4th November 2018||Kolkata|
|2nd T20I||6th November 2018||Lucknow|
|3rd T20I||11th November 2018||Chennai|