India Tour of West Indies 2023: In 2022 as well, India toured the West Indies for a limited-overs format series. The men in blue side had won that series of the T20Is and ODI matches and that too under two different skippers of Team India.
Now again, the men in blue side will tour the Caribbean in 2023 for a full-fleshed series. This tour will start from 12th July 2023 with the two-match red ball series and it will end with five-match series of the shortest format in Florida. India will also play a three-match series in the fifty-overs format on this tour.
1st Test Match from Wednesday, 12th July 2023 to Sunday 16th July 2023 at Windsor Park, Roseau in Dominica.
2nd Test Match from Thursday, 20th July 2023 to Monday, 24th July 2023 at Queen’s Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
1st ODI Match on Thursday, 27th July 2023 in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
2nd ODI Match on Saturday, 29th July 2023 in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
3rd ODI Match on Tuesday, 1st August 2023 at Brain Lara Stadium in Trinidad.
1st T20I Match on Thursday, 3rd August 2023 at Brain Lara Stadium in Trinidad.
2nd T20I Match on Sunday, 6th August 2023 at Providence Stadium in Guyana.
3rd T20I Match on Tuesday, 8th August 2023 at Providence Stadium in Guyana.
4th T20I Match on Saturday, 12th August 2023 at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida.
5th T20I Match on Sunday 13th August 2023 at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida.
The Test Matches will start at 7.30 PM Indian Standard Time, 2 PM GMT and 10 AM Local Time.
The One Day International Matches will start at 7 PM Indian Standard Time, 1.30 PM GMT and 9.30 AM Local Time.
While, the T20 International Matches will start at 8 PM Indian Standard Time, 2.30 PM GMT and 10.30 PM Local Time.
After the disappointing loss in the final of WTC 2023, India has dropped Cheteshwar Pujara from the Test squad. Ajinkya Rahane who had made a good comeback in that final match of WTC, has retained his place and he has been made the vice-captain of India’s Test side for these two red ball games.
India has included youngsters like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Mukesh Kumar for the two-match series against West Indies.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), KS Bharat (Wicket-Keeper), Ishan Kishan (Wicket-Keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar and Jaydev Unadkat.
Sanju Samson will make a return to the fifty overs series squad against West Indies on this tour. Samson will be a replacement for KL Rahul who has been out of the team due to injury.
Ishan Kishan will be another wicket-keeper batter in this squad for three-match one-day international series against the hosts, West Indies.
Mukesh Kumar and Jaydev Unadkat are also present in the ODI squad. While Gaikwad too has been included in this fifty-over series as well.
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson(wk), Ishan Kishan(wk), Hardik Pandya(vc), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.
Mohamed Shami has been rested from this tour of the West Indies. Shami will get a well-deserved rest after playing a two-month-long Indian Premier League 2023 season and he headed straight to the World Test Championship 2023 Final against The Aussies in London.
This rest would freshen up Shami for the ODI Asia Cup 2023 and ICC ODI World Cup 2023 which will be played after this long tour.