Virat Kohli led India would look to put behind the Champions Trophy final debacle against Pakistan and start with their a West Indies tour on a positive note when they take on the Maroon Brigade in the first ODI at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday. India would be taking on West Indies in 5 ODIs and a T20 as part of their Carribean tour.
'Men in Blue' played some scintillating cricket in their march to the title clash before faltering to arch-rivals Pakistan in the at Oval. The Indians topped their group after beating Pakistan and South Africa in their league assignments before faltering to a spirited Sri Lankan side.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan provided the launchpad in most India games and the pace attack in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah chimed in with splendid efforts to keep the opposition on their toes.
West Indies missed out featuring in the Champions Trophy as the tournament only comprised of the top-eight ranked teams in the world. At the cut off mark of September 30, 2015, West Indies were outside the best eight to miss out in the tournament for the first time since its inception in 1998. Bangladesh took their place for the first appearance since 2006.
In the meanwhile, West Indies played Afghanistan in their own backyard. The Windies won the T20 series 3-0 while being pushed in the opening contest. The ODI series finished 1-1 with the third match abandoned.
Here is the full itinerary of India's tour to the West Indies
June 23 – India vs West Indies 1st ODI – Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad – 6.30 PM IST
June 25 – India vs West Indies 2nd ODI – Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad – 6.30 PM IST
June 30 – India vs West Indies 3rd ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua – 6.30 PM IST
July 2 – India vs West Indies 4th ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua – 6.30 PM IST
July 6 – India vs West Indies 5th ODI – Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica – 7.30 PM IST
July 9 – India vs West Indies Only T20I – Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica – 9.00 PM IST