West Indies will travel to India in November for two Tests and three one-day internationals, the WICB said on Tuesday. The BCCI confirmed on Thursday that the tour would be between October 31 and November 27, including a three-day warm-up game*, and the dates and venues will be announced shortly. The second Test is set to be Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th.
The Tests are expected to be played in Mumbai and Kolkata, with Tendulkar’s hometown Mumbai hosting his 200th, an unprecedented number of Tests in a career – with 198, Tendulkar is already 30 matches ahead of the No. 2s, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh. Reportedly, though, Kolkata has requested it host the landmark Test…
West Indies last toured India in November-December 2011. Back then, they lost a three-match Test series 2-0 – the drawn third match was the dramatic Mumbai Test that ended with the scores level – and five-match ODI series 4-1. The teams last met when India travelled to the Caribbean in June this year for an ODI tri-series also involving Sri Lanka, which India won.
Following the India tour, West Indies have a full tour of New Zealand scheduled. They will play three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s in New Zealand, between December 3 and January 15.