In this blog we will dive into Team India's exciting Caribbean tour, packed with two Tests, three ODIs, and five T20Is against the West Indies. The action kicks off with red-ball games on Wednesday, July 12, marking the Indian players' return to the field after a month since the disappointing World Test Championship (WTC) final. Given the hectic international schedule and the ever-popular IPL, such an extended break is a rarity these days for the Indian squad. Nevertheless, with a new WTC cycle on the horizon, the two-time finalists are itching to showcase their prowess and make a strong comeback.
India vs West Indies cricket series will begin with two Test matches in July. The first Test will be played at Windsor Park in Dominica from 12-16 July, and the second Test will be played at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad from 20-24 July. The second Test will be the historic 100th Test between India and West Indies. All Test matches will start at 7:30 PM IST.
The ODI series will begin on 27 July with two matches at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The third and final ODI will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on 1 August. All ODI matches will start at 7 PM IST.
The T20I series will begin on 3 August with a match at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. The next two matches will be played in Guyana on 6 and 8 August. The final two T20Is will be played in Florida, USA, on 12 and 13 August. All T20I matches will start at 8 PM IST.
|1st Test, West Indies vs India||Wed, 12th July||7:30 PM||Dominica|
|2nd Test, West Indies vs India||Thu, 20th July||7:30 PM||Trinidad|
|1st ODI, West Indies vs India||Thu, 27th July||7:00 PM||Barbados|
|2nd ODI, West Indies vs India||Sat, 29th July||7:00 PM||Barbados|
|3rd ODI, West Indies vs India||Tue, 1st Aug||7:00 PM||Tauroba|
|1st T20, West Indies vs India||Thu, 3rd Aug||8:00 PM||Tauroba|
|2nd T20, West Indies vs India||Sun, 6th Aug||8:00 PM||Guyana|
|3rd T20, West Indies vs India||Tue, 8th Aug||8:00 PM||Guyana|
|4th T20, West Indies vs India||Sat, 12th Aug||8:00 PM||Lauderhill|
|5th T20, West Indies vs India||Sun, 13th Aug||8:00 PM||Lauderhill|
The Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of West Indies has three new faces in the Test squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Mukesh Kumar. Long-time No. 3 Cheteshwar Pujara has been dropped, while pace bowler Mohammed Shami has been rested and Navdeep Saini comes in place of Umesh Yadav.
Jaiswal, a 20-year-old opener, has been in good form in domestic cricket, scoring 827 runs in 10 matches at an average of 51.35. Gaikwad, 25, is another opener who has been in good form, scoring 738 runs in 10 matches at an average of 52.57. Kumar, a 23-year-old fast bowler, has been impressive in the IPL, taking 15 wickets in 14 matches.
Batters: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Wicketkeepers: KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mukesh Kumar
Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Mukesh Kumar included in India's 17-man ODI squad
The Indian cricket team for the upcoming ODI series against West Indies has three new faces: Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Mukesh Kumar. The squad is led by Rohit Sharma and vice-captained by Hardik Pandya.
Samson, a wicket-keeper batsman, has been in good form in the IPL, scoring 458 runs in 14 matches at an average of 32.43. Gaikwad, an opener, has also been in good form, scoring 578 runs in 14 matches at an average of 48.42. Kumar, a fast bowler, has been impressive in domestic cricket, taking 37 wickets in 10 matches.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 15-man T20I squad for the upcoming series against West Indies. Hardik Pandya will captain the side, with Suryakumar Yadav as vice-captain.
The squad features a number of new faces, including Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson, and pacer Mukesh Kumar. These players have all impressed in recent domestic and IPL cricket, and they will be looking to make their mark on the international stage.
The squad led by Kraigg Brathwaite includes the talented uncapped batters, Alick Athanaze and Kirk McKenzie. The team boasts a formidable pace attack with Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, and Jason Holder. In the spin department, Warrican and Cornwall contribute their skills.
Batters: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (VC), Alick Athanaze, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie
Wicketkeeper: Joshua Da Silva
All-rounders: Rahkeem Cornwall, Raymon Reifer
Bowlers: Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Jomel Warrican, Kemar Roach
Star Sports Networks have the exclusive right to broadcast Team India's away games, so viewers can watch the India vs West Indies series on Star Sports channels on TV. The Disney+ Hotstar app also has streaming rights for India's foreign tour, so you can watch the matches there. Additionally, some sources claim that JioCinema will be providing free live streaming of the action for all users on their website and app.
The series will begin on July 12 with the first Test match in Dominica. The second Test match will be played in Trinidad on July 19. The three ODI matches will be played on July 22, 24, and 27 in Port of Spain. The five T20 matches will be played on August 1, 2, 6, 9, and 11 in Guyana.