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India Tour To West Indies:

This July 2016 is going to be very exciting for Cricket fans and cricket lovers as the Indian Cricket Team is going to tour West Indies for the next 7 weeks. The tour is going to start by 6th July 2016. Team India will play two practice matches and then 4 test matches. The first practice matches will be played on 6th of July 2016 and the second on 14th July. The very first Test Match will be played on 21st July 2016 second on 30th July, third on 9th August and fourth on 18th August 2016 respectively.

The matches are going to be very interesting as India play against the West Indies who recently won the ICC World T20 World Cup, but can the West Indies beat India in the Test format too?

A brief look at the past record of India Touring West Indies.
India toured West Indies in 2011 which included 3 test match series and India won the series by 1-0. In a total, India have played total 45 test matches against Caribbean and out of which India have won 5 matches losing 16 and 24 matches were drawn.

According to reports all the venues are ready to welcome team India in July for the series of 4 test matches. The tour was supposed to be on hold due to CPL (Caribbean Premier League) matches were scheduled in the same period, but now all the venues are free during the touring period.

What will be the Indian Squad for the tour?

There are no major changes in the Squad except for a new addition of Shardul Thakur (Mumbai Ranji Player), the team is going to be majorly similar which played against South Africa last year.


Virat Kohli (c),
Murali Vijay,
Shikhar Dhawan,
KL Rahul,
Cheteshwar Pujara,
Ajinkya Rahane,
Rohit Sharma,
Wriddhiman Saha (wk),
Ravichandran Ashwin,
Amit Mishra,
Ravindra Jadeja,
Ishant Sharma,
Mohammed Shami,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
Umesh Yadav,
Shardul Thakur,
Stuart Binny.

It has also been announced by BCCI that the coach for the Indian Cricket Team will be announced at the end of June for the Tour Of India to West Indies.
This time it is going to be fun watching India after 5 years in West Indies. Who do you think will emerge victorious, Team India's strong batting line-up or Team West Indies Fast Pace Bowling Attack? 

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