West Indian cricket team in India in 2018–19
|West Indian cricket team in India in 2018–19|
|Dates||29 September–11 November 2018|
Jason Holder[n 1] (Tests and ODIs)|
Carlos Brathwaite (T20Is)
|Result||India won the 2-match series 2–0|
|Most runs||Prithvi Shaw (237)||Roston Chase (185)|
|Most wickets||Umesh Yadav (11)||Jason Holder (5)|
|Player of the series||Prithvi Shaw (Ind)|
|One Day International series|
|Twenty20 International series|
The West Indies cricket team are currently touring India from September to November 2018 to play two Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Ahead of the Test series, there was a two-day practice match in Vadodara.
Originally, one of the ODI matches had been allocated to the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, per the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Tours and Fixtures Committee. However, when the fixtures were announced in March 2018, the match was allocated to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi instead. The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) requested that the BCCI reviews the decision. Two days later, the BCCI announced the fixture would be played in Thiruvananthapuram. In September 2018, it was confirmed that the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow would host its first ever international match. Later the same month, it was reported that the second ODI match may be moved from the Holkar Stadium in Indore, due to a row about complimentary-ticket allocations. On 3 October 2018, the BCCI confirmed that the second ODI would be moved to the Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam. On 12 October 2018, the BCCI moved the fourth ODI from the Wankhede Stadium to Brabourne Stadium due to administrative issues.
Jason Holder was ruled out of the first Test due to an injury, with Kraigg Brathwaite captaining the West Indies in his place. India won the match, their 100th win in Tests at home. India went on to win the second Test by 10 wickets, winning the series 2–0. It was India's tenth consecutive series win at home in Tests.
|India||West Indies||India||West Indies||India||West Indies|
Two-day match: Indian Board President's XI vs West Indies
29–30 September 2018
- Indian Board President's XI won the toss and elected to bat.
- India won the toss and elected to bat.
- Prithvi Shaw (Ind) and Sherman Lewis (WI) both made their Test debuts.
- Prithvi Shaw scored his maiden century in Tests and became the youngest batsman to make a Test century on debut for India (18 years and 329 days).
- Virat Kohli scored his 30th century in international cricket as captain of India.
- Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) scored his first century in Tests.
- Kuldeep Yadav (Ind) took his first five-wicket haul in Tests.
- This was India's biggest win by an innings and was their 100th win at home in Tests.
- Kraigg Brathwaite captained the West Indies for the first Test.
- While five days of play were scheduled for each Test, both Tests reached a result in three days.
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