Caribbeans land in India amid drum rolls

The West Indies cricket team arrived in Vadodara for the warm-up fixture against Board President XI before the first Test against India in Rajkot from October 4.

The Caribbeans will commence the series with a two-day warm-up fixture against Board President XI at the Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground in Vadodara on Saturday.   -  AP

The West Indies cricket team arrived in Vadodara on Thursday for the two-Test series against India starting October 4.

The contingent, led by Jason Holder, had a warm reception at the hotel. They walked out of the bus amid drum rolls and witnessed traditional Indian music and dance.

The Caribbeans will commence the series with a two-day warm-up fixture against Board President XI at the Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground in Vadodara on Saturday.

 

The Indian squad is expected to be announced by Saturday, depending on off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and speedster Ishant Sharma's fitness tests.

West Indies squad: Jason Holder(c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Sherman Lewis

West Indies tour of India

1st Test: October 4-8, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

2nd Test: October 12-16, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

 

1st ODI: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

2nd ODI: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

3rd ODI: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

4th ODI: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

5th ODI: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram

 

1st T20: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

2nd T20: Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

3rd T20: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

 

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