India are set to host the West Indies for a two-match Test series followed by five ODIs and three T20Is from October 4.
The last time West Indies toured India for a Test series, they suffered two straight innings defeat to lose 0-2. They then also went on to lose a three-match ODI series 2-1 that followed the Tests.
This time around, cricket experts believe that Windies have a much stronger team and cannot be taken lightly. Also, Virat Kohli & Co. are hurting from their 1-4 defeat to England in five-match Test series but will be hungry to overcome that and return to winnings ways in the format.
Meanwhile, the second ODI to be played between the two teams will now be held at Visakhapatnam’s Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, the BCCI announced on Wednesday.
The match was originally scheduled to take place at Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium on 24th October 2018.
Here’s the updated schedule of the Windies tour of India:
Tests (Start time: 9:30 am IST)
1st Test, (October 4-8): Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
2nd Test, (October 12-16): Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
ODIs (Start time: 2:00 pm IST)
October 21, 1st ODI: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
October 24, 2nd ODI: ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
October 27, 3rd ODI: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
October 29, 4th ODI: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
November 1, 5th ODI: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
T20Is (Start time: 7:00 pm IST)
November 4: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
November 6: Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
November 11: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai