Team India is all set for its next challenge after the WTC 2023 Final. The two times World Champions will travel to West Indies for an all-format series of matches. It will be a part of the Indian Cricket Schedule of 2023-2034 comprising two Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20s to be played between India and West Indies.
The two teams full of talent played a bilateral T20I series last year, which India won by 4-1. So, what kind of thrill this upcoming Ind vs WI series will bring, let’s find out!
India vs. West Indies 2023 series will take place in West Indies and the USA. First, there will be two test matches, then three ODIs, and then the 5-match T20 series. The first test match will take place on 12th July 2023, and the last T20 is scheduled on 13th August 2023.
To understand the whole schedule for all Ind vs West Indies matches, refer to this table.
|1st Test, West Indies vs India||Wed, 12th July 2023||7:30 PM||Windsor Park, Dominica|
|2nd Test, West Indies vs India||Thu, 20th July 2023||7:30 PM||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|1st ODI, West Indies vs India||Thu, 27th July 2023||7:00 PM||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|2nd ODI, West Indies vs India||Sat, 29th July 2023||7:00 PM||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|3rd ODI, West Indies vs India||Tue, 1st Aug 2023||7:00 PM||Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad|
|1st T20, West Indies vs India||Thu, 3rd Aug 2023||8:00 PM||Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad|
|2nd T20, West Indies vs India||Sun, 6th Aug 2023||8:00 PM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|3rd T20, West Indies vs India||Tue, 8th Aug 2023||8:00 PM||Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|4th T20, West Indies vs India||Sat, 12th Aug 2023||8:00 PM||Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill|
|5th T20, West Indies vs India||Sun, 13th Aug 2023||8:00 PM||Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill|
So, that will be the complete schedule for the upcoming matches between India and West Indies. Moreover, the second test is surely going to be a historic one, as it will be the 100th Test between India and West Indies.
On 23rd June 2023, BCCI announced the squad for the Indian cricket team playing two Test matches and three ODIs against West Indies. And, they announced the squad to play the five T20s against West Indies on July 5, 2023.
That said, let’s take a look at the squads for the three different match formats.
India’s Test match squad will consist of three newcomers – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Mukesh Kumar. The team has dropped its regular number 3 Cheteshwar Pujara and pace bowler Mohammed Shami. The whole 15-men squad for the Test Matches would be
Now, let’s take a look at the Ind vs WI ODI squad.
The selected 17-men Ind vs WI ODI squad will have Rohit Sharma as the Captain and Hardik Pandya as the Vice Captain. Overall, the squad consists of the following players:
Now, let’s take a look at the Indian squad selected for West Indies vs India T20 matches.
The 15-men Ind vs West Indies T20 squad will be led by Hardik Pandya with Suryakumar Yadav as the Vice Captain. Tilak Varma and Yashasvi Jaiswal will be joining the T20 squad, as the two have already proved their mettle in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Jaiswal is even getting a special mention among the most dangerous batsmen in IPL history.
Have a look at the whole squad
So, that’s all about the Indian squad for all three formats. However, the opponents, the West Indies, have a lot of talent in their squad as well.
The West Cricket Board announced the squad for the first Test match against India on 7th July 2023. The squad will be led by Kraigg Brathwaite and will consist of two uncapped players – Alick Athanaze and Kirk McKenzie.
Here’s the whole West Indies squad for the first Test match:
However, the squad for the rest two formats is yet to be announced.
You can watch the matches live on TV on DD Sports, but on DTH. However, if you want to watch the matches online, you can stream them live on JioCinema and Fancode.
Yes, India will tour West Indies in 2023 and play a series of 2 Test matches, 3 ODIs, and 5 T20s.
As per the overall record in ODIs, West Indies has managed to win 63 matches against India. On the other hand, India has won 67 matches against WI.
Rohit Sharma will lead the Test and ODI squad of the Indian team, and Hardik Pandya will be the captain of the T20 squad.