India vs West Indies 2018: Rajkot gets maiden Test as BCCI announces schedule

New Delhi: India will begin its seven-week home series against the West Indies with a Test match at Rajkot on 4 October, less than a week after the completion of the Asia Cup.

The BCCI on Tuesday announced the fixtures of the home series against West Indies which will culminate on 11 November.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announce the schedule for the forthcoming home series against West Indies set to be played from 4 October to 11 November 2018. India will play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs & 3 T20Is during this tenure,” BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.

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 one-dayers will be followed by the three T20 Internationals to be held at Kolkata 4 November, Lucknow 6 November 6 and Chennai 11November 11.

The Indian team is currently playing against England in the five-match Test series where they are lagging 1-3 after the fourth Test. The final Test begins on Friday at London.

India sans Virat Kohli will then play the Asia Cup to be held from 15 September to 28 September, featuring Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and a qualifier.

Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi

By Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi

Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat

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