For India, the one big question for West Indies tour will be to sort out the issues plaguing the side in the shorter formats of the game. Virat Kohli’s India is scheduled to tour West Indies in the month of August to play three T20s, three ODIs and two-match Test series. It will be full fledged series where India will need to maintain their consistency with bat and ball in order to produce positive results in the Caribbean.
For the home side, they will be looking to continue their decent record in home conditions. Earlier this year, Jason Holder’s side managed to spring a surprise to beat formidable unit like England in a three-match Test series. Captain truly led from the front with bat and ball to achieve a historic success against England and clinch the Wisden Trophy in the Caribbean.
On the other hand, India managed to break their drought in Australia and win their maiden Test series against Tim Paine’s Australia. Mayank Agarwal and Lokesh Rahul will be opening pair for the side for this two-match series.
Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha have retained their place in the Test squad for the series.
For the three-match ODI series, Chris Gayle has made himself available for the West Indies. Left-hander could possibly play his last one-day international series in front of home crowds. Gayle will be keen to make amends for his poor show in the World Cup. Roston Chase is the only addition to the ODI squad for series against India.
For India, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have made their comeback into the limited-overs squad. Iyer is certainly a technically correct player who will be looking to cement his place in the side for much longer duration.
In the all-rounder category. Kedhar Jadhav and Ravendra Jadeja can provide credible performances with bat and ball in limited-overs cricket.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini and Mohammad Shami are prominent pace options for the side for the one-day series. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been a lethal spin bowling combination for India for past couple of years.
West Indies vs India 2019 Schedule
1st T20I– West Indies vs India
Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 02:00 GMT
2nd T20I – West Indies vs India
Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 02:00 GMT
3rd T20I – West Indies vs India
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 02:00 GMT
1st ODI –West Indies vs India
Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 01:30 GMT
2nd ODI –West Indies vs India
Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 01:30 GMT
3rd ODI– West Indies vs India
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 01:30 GMT
1st Test- West Indies vs India
Thursday, August 22 , 2019, at 01:30 GMT
2nd Test- West Indies vs India
Friday, August 30, 2019, at 01:30 GMT