India West Indies series confirmed

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The West Indies last toured India in November 2011

The highly-anticipated series between India and the West Indies has been confirmed and will begin on October 31 and conclude on November 27.

The tour will consist of two Test matches, which are likely to be played at Kolkata and Mumbai, and three ODIs.

Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar could play his 200th Test in his hometown of Mumbai, despite Kolkata having requested to host the landmark Test.

The confirmation of the series means that India’s tour of South Africa, which was supposed to get underway on November 18, will have to be trimmed down even further, especially after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently confirmed the dates for the national team’s tour of New Zealand in January.

India’s tour of South Africa was originally scheduled to feature three Tests, seven ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals, but this can no longer be the case as the BCCI have already committed themselves to the West Indies series and their tour of New Zealand.

The West Indies last toured India in November 2011 for a three-Test series, which India won 2-0, while the third Test ended in dramatic fashion, with the scores being level.

India comfortably won the five-match ODI series that followed by a scoreline of 4-1.

Both teams also met earlier this year in a tri-series tournament involving Sri Lanka, which India ended up winning.

Following their tour of India, the West Indies will travel to New Zealand to face the Black Caps in a series consisting of three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals between December 3 and January 15.

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