The two traditional rivals will renew their rivalries with the Test leg of the full-fledged series. They last played a Test series in 2016 when India won the four-match series 2-0 in the Caribbeans. That win only extended India’s domination over West Indies in this millennium.
India have won all the last seven Test series against West Indies while the latter last won a series against India way back in 2000.
The upcoming series will be West Indies’ first Test series in India after the famous tour of 2013-14. It was the very series where the legendary Sachin Tendulkar had played his last game.
Going by the current form and recent history, India will start the series as firm favourites. Virat Kohli & Co. are not only the top-ranked Test side in the world but India has also enjoyed huge success against West Indies in recent times.
Meanwhile, with a series against Australia lined up later this year, India will be looking to get back to their dominating best after losing the Test and ODI series in England.
Prior to the main series, the visitors will also play a two-day practice match in Vadodara.
The opening Test will be held at Rajkot from 4 to 8 October, followed by the second Test from 12 to 16 October at Hyderabad.
The five-match ODI series will begin on 21 October at Guwahati, followed by the second ODI on 24 October at Indore and third ODI at Pune on 27 October. The final two one-dayers will be held at Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram on 29 October and 1 November.
The ODIs will be followed by the three T20 Internationals to be held at Kolkata (4 November), Lucknow (6 November) and Chennai (11 November).
India vs West Indies 2018 Full Schedule:
West Indies Tour of India 2018, Test Matches:
First Test – October 4-8, Rajkot
Second Test – October 12-16, Hyderabad
West Indies Tour of India 2018, ODI Matches:
First ODI – October 21, Guwahati
Second ODI – October 24, Indore
Third ODI – October 27, Pune
Fourth ODI – October 29, Mumbai
Fifth ODI – November 1, Thiruvananthapuram
West Indies Tour of India 2018, T20 Matches:
First T20 – November 4, Kolkata
Second T20 – November 6, Lucknow
Third T20 – November 11, Chennai.