West Indian cricket team in India in 2018–19

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West Indian cricket team in India in 2018–19
  Flag of India.svg WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
  India West Indies
Dates 29 September–11 November 2018
Captains Virat Kohli Jason Holder[n 1] (Tests and ODIs)
Carlos Brathwaite (T20Is)
Test series
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.[1][2][3][4][5] Ahead of the Test series, there was a two-day practice match in Vadodara.[6]

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.[7] However, when the fixtures were announced in March 2018, the match was allocated to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi instead.[7] The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) requested that the BCCI reviews the decision.[7] Two days later, the BCCI announced the fixture would be played in Thiruvananthapuram.[8] In September 2018, it was confirmed that the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow would host its first ever international match.[9][10] 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.[11] 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.[12] On 12 October 2018, the BCCI moved the fourth ODI from the Wankhede Stadium to Brabourne Stadium due to administrative issues.[13]

Jason Holder was ruled out of the first Test due to an injury, with Kraigg Brathwaite captaining the West Indies in his place.[14] India won the match, their 100th win in Tests at home.[15] India went on to win the second Test by 10 wickets, winning the series 2–0.[16] It was India's tenth consecutive series win at home in Tests.[17]


Tests ODIs T20Is
 India[18]  West Indies[19]  India[20]  West Indies[21]  India  West Indies[21]

Before the start of the tour, Alzarri Joseph was ruled out of the West Indies' Test squad and was replaced by Sherman Lewis.[22]

Tour match[edit]

Two-day match: Indian Board President's XI vs West Indies[edit]

29–30 September 2018
360/6d (90 overs)
Ankit Bawne 116* (191)
Devendra Bishoo 3/104 (21 overs)
366/7d (60 overs)
Sunil Ambris 114* (98)
Avesh Khan 4/60 (17 overs)
Match drawn
Reliance Stadium, Vadodara
Umpires: Sanjay Hazare (Ind) and Amiesh Saheba (Ind)
  • Indian Board President's XI won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

4–8 October 2018[n 2]
649/9d (149.5 overs)
Virat Kohli 139 (230)
Devendra Bishoo 4/217 (54 overs)
181 (48 overs)
Roston Chase 53 (79)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4/37 (11 overs)
196 (50.5 overs) (f/o)
Kieran Powell 83 (93)
Kuldeep Yadav 5/57 (14 overs)
India won by an innings and 272 runs
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Prithvi Shaw (Ind)

2nd Test[edit]

12–16 October 2018[n 2]
311 (101.4 overs)
Roston Chase 106 (189)
Umesh Yadav 6/88 (26.4 overs)
367 (106.4 overs)
Rishabh Pant 92 (134)
Jason Holder 5/56 (23 overs)
127 (46.1 overs)
Sunil Ambris 38 (95)
Umesh Yadav 4/45 (12.1 overs)
75/0 (16.1 overs)
Prithvi Shaw 33* (45)
India won by 10 wickets
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Umesh Yadav (Ind)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Shardul Thakur (Ind) made his Test debut.
  • Umesh Yadav took his first 10-wicket haul in Tests and became only the third fast-bowler for India to take a 10-wicket haul at home in Tests.[29]

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

21 October 2018
13:30 (D/N)

2nd ODI[edit]

24 October 2018
13:30 (D/N)

3rd ODI[edit]

27 October 2018
13:30 (D/N)

4th ODI[edit]

29 October 2018
13:30 (D/N)

5th ODI[edit]

1 November 2018
13:30 (D/N)

T20I series[edit]

1st T20I[edit]

4 November 2018
19:00 (D/N)

2nd T20I[edit]

6 November 2018
19:00 (D/N)

3rd T20I[edit]

11 November 2018
19:00 (D/N)


  1. ^ Kraigg Brathwaite captained the West Indies for the first Test.
  2. ^ a b While five days of play were scheduled for each Test, both Tests reached a result in three days.


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