2018 West Indies tour of India: Schedule announced
The West Indies are all set to tour India in October-November for a full-fledged series that comprises of two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is. It's an important series for India ahead of the tour of Australia in 2018-19. Prior to that, India will participate in the Asia Cup to be held in UAE. Here is more about the series against West Indies.
India will play two Tests against Windies
West Indians will start the campaign with the Test at Rajkot from October 4-8. The second Test will be played three days later at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad If the ODI side reaches the finale of the Asia Cup (September 28), then Men In Blue will have limited time will to prepare and change gears for the 5-day format.
India could bring in some fresh faces for the Tests
Will we see India fielding some young faces for the Tests? Given the work load at the Asia Cup and then the ODI series, post the Test matches, the selectors would be tempted to give rest to main players including skipper Virat Kohli. Young guns like Shaw, Vihari and Pant might be given a nod. Playing at home would help them gain confidence.
West Indies: 15-man Test squad
West Indies squad: Jason Holder (captain), 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 and Jomel Warrican.
Here is the information about the limited-overs schedule
India start their ODIs campaign on October 21 in Guwahati. The next matches will be in Indore (October 24), Pune (October 27), Mumbai (October 29), Thiruvananthapuram (November 1). Post the 5-match series, the battle for T20Is will start. The first T20I will be held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 4. November 6 and 11 will see the next games.