India’s Windies tour starts 3 August
July 21, 2019
Indian cricket team is all set to travel to the Caribbean for the Windies tour that starts from 3 August and will remain there till first week of September. The upcoming series leaves very little time for the players to rest who have recently returned from England after elimination in ICC World Cup 2019. While in West Indies, team India will initially play three ODI- One Day Internationals and three T20 international matches and then a two-match Test series.
The squad from India is yet to be decided although it is expected that most of the senior players will go on the tour. However, there are speculation that after India's loss in the world cup, some new players may also get the chance to show their talent. Virat Kohli is expected to be a part of the squad for the entire tour.
Here is the schedule of the tour:
1st T20I - 3 August
2nd T20I - 4 August
3rd T20I - 6 August
1st ODI - 8 August
2nd ODI - 11 August
3rd ODI - 14 August
1st Test - 22 August - 26 August
2nd Test - 30 August - 3 September
Reports claim that the team will soon get a new head coach and unlike the last time, Virat Kohli will have no say in the selection for this post. The coach will be selected by a three-member steering committee headed by former cricketer Kapil Dev.
India's current head coach Ravi Shastri's term has ended and he has been given an extension till the Windies tour is over.
Social media users have speculating about the upcoming tour.
Chaitanya Prasad tweeted," The proposed #Teamindia #MeninBlue tour to Windies should be a platform to build the PlanB, bench strength should be looked into. Regulars may be avoided. Young blood must be inducted. Slots should be reviewed. Avoid taking first class passengers for redemption. Avoid favourites."
"So... VIRAT KOHLI will play whole Windies tour and will also captain India!! Now... Where are those haters?? ," tweeted Virat's_girl