Indian cricket team’s first assignment after their semi-final exit at the 2019 World Cup will be a full tour of the West Indies, starting August 3 and concluding on September 3. The tour begins with a three-match Twenty20 International series, which commences on August 3 (1st T20I) and concludes on August 6 (3rd T20I).
This will be followed by a three-match One-Day International series (August 8, 11 and 14). The two teams will then play a two-match Test series, the first of which is from August 22 to 26. The second Test starts on August 30.
Indian fans and those in the Indian sub-continent wanting to watch India’s tour of West Indies 2019 live on TV can tune into Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD (English commentary), and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi commentary). Cricfooty will have all the details of the match timings, including the pre- and post-match shows here. Alternatively, SonyLiv will provide the live streaming of all these matches.
Before the senior team sets foot in the Caribbean, India A are playing West Indies A in a five-match ODI series, which will be followed by three unofficial four-day Tests. SonyLiv is live streaming all these matches for viewers in the Indian sub-continent.
The India tour of West Indies will be Chris Gayle’s farewell series. The Jamaican, who is 10 runs behind Brian Lara’s record of most runs by a West Indies batsman in ODI cricket, reversed his retirement decision during the World Cup. At the press conference before the match against India, Gayle said, “It’s still not the end. I still have a few games to go. Maybe another series to go, as well. Who knows, we will see what happens. My plans after World Cup? I may play a Test match against India and then I will definitely play the ODIs against India. I won’t play the T20s. That’s my plan after the World Cup.”
The current West Indies team, under Jason Holder, is a different animal to the team who went down meekly to India during the 2016 and 2017 series. They have an impressive fast bowling attack that helped beat England 2-1 in the three-match Test series, which was followed by a drawn five-match ODI series (2-2), earlier this year.