India tour of West Indies: Schedule, squad and more details

India’s tour of the West Indies will kick off from tomorrow. Here is a preview of the squads, schedule and other details of the tour.

After a one-month gap, the Indian team will take the field against the West Indies from tomorrow. The India tour of the West Indies will consist of two tests followed by three ODIs and will be concluded with five T20Is. The last two T20Is will be played in Lauderhill, Florida, USA. Here are all the details you need to know before the India tour of the West Indies. 

Tests

The squad for Indian tests brought along a lot of controversies with itself. Four openers were picked and still someone like Abhimanyu Easwaran was ignored who has performed consistently in Ranji Trophy for Bengal and on India A tours. Sarfaraz Khan was another notable absentee from the squad alongside veteran Cheteshwar Pujara who was axed from the squad. Making his comeback to the test team after more than a year in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final, Ajinkya Rahane was named vice-captain for the tour.

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Test Schedule

1st Test

West Indies vs India, Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica, 12th July to 16th July, 7:30 PM (IST)

2nd Test

West Indies vs India, Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 20th July to 16th July, 7:30 PM (IST)

Squads

India’s Squad

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.

West Indies Squad for the 1st Test

Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (Vice Captain), Alick Athanaze, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kirk McKenzie, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican

Traveling Reserves: Tevin Imlach, Akeem Jordan.

ODIs

The main focus of the Indian team will be the ODI series. The Indian team later this year will be hosting the ODI World Cup while the West Indies for the first time in their history failed to qualify for the World Cup. The number four spot in the playing XI will be up for grabs for players like Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav.

ODI Schedule

1st ODI

West Indies vs India, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, 27th July, 7:00 PM (IST)

2nd ODI

West Indies vs India, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, 29th July, 7:00 PM (IST)

3rd ODI

West Indies vs India, Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, 1st August, 7:00 PM (IST)

Squads

India’s squad

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar. 

T20Is

The Indian T20I squad was announced recently and performers from the Indian Premier League were somewhat ignored. Ruturaj Gaikwad was picked for the team in tests but was ignored for the T20Is which is arguably his best format. Players like Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma were ignored. Ishan Kishan was picked despite having ordinary IPL seasons in the recent past. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were not picked in the squad again. The duo played their last game in the 10-wicket defeat in the semi-final against England.

T20I Schedule

1st T20I

West Indies vs India, Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, 3rd August, 8:00 PM (IST)

2nd T20I

West Indies vs India, Providence Stadium, Guyana, 6th August, 8:00 PM (IST)

3rd T20I

West Indies vs India, Providence Stadium, Guyana, 8th August, 8:00 PM (IST)

4th T20I

West Indies vs India, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida, 12th August, 8:00 PM (IST)

5th T20I

West Indies vs India, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida, 13th August, 8:00 PM (IST)

Squad

India’s T20I squad

Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.

Also Read: World Cup 2023: How does the schedule benefit India?

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