The vibrant Indian team has geared up for the upcoming tour of West Indies. Virat Kohli led side is motivated and the selectors along with new coach and master spinner, Anil Kumble are in quest to test out many new players for the team. India tour of West Indies 2016 dates have been announced along with its Schedule and Venue. The team will land in West Indies on 6th July and would be present there for 7 weeks where both the teams would fight for victory over 4 test matches.


Virat Kohli training with Anil Kumble Indian Coach for India Tour of West Indies 2016

Virat Kohli training with Anil Kumble Indian Coach for India Tour of West Indies 2016

India Tour of West Indies 2016 Start Date

India tour of West Indies 2016 would start with two-day practice match played on July 9 in St Kitts followed by a three-day warm-up match from July 14 at the same venue. The first Test will begin on July 21, the second on July 30, the third on August 9 and the last one on August 18. Venue for India tour of West Indies 2016 consists of Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Dhoni’s Motivational Speech before leaving for West Indies

After the stringent training schedule over the past few days, the team shared some time with the current Indian limited overs captain MS Dhoni. Initiating on a musical note, Dhoni gave an inspirational speech to the members of the Indian Test team departing for the tour of the West Indies. The last time India toured the West Indies was in June 2011 for a three-Test series, which India won 1-0. He shared some of the experiences along with some tips to new players. He focused on enjoying the game and learning from the failures.


“Most of us started playing cricket when we were five. I think this is the period when Indian cricket will move forward. Last two years, three years, we were talking of youngsters getting into Test cricket. Now, we have a set of batsmen who are into the Test arena. We have a pool of bowlers. We are not talking about two, three or four batsmen but a lot of batsmen. And, we are talking about a lot of bowlers. And, this is the phase which is going to be very interesting,” he said.

On continuing further, Dhoni said, “Make sure that you have a lot of fun. That is something that we in Indian cricket don’t often do. Cricket is too much for us. For a lot of us, if you take cricket out of our personal lives, there aren’t many things left. So, we actually give it a lot of importance. But, it is important to have fun. And these 45 minutes that we spent here, it just suggests that we can have fun anywhere in the world. We just need the company of us.”

MS Dhoni Inspirational Speech for Indian Players before Leaving for West Indies

MS Dhoni Inspirational Speech for Indian Players before Leaving for West Indies

India Team Squad for India Tour of West Indies

Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma


The Virat Kohli led team will have bunch of in form batsmen and pool of bowlers who have practiced a lot in the training sessions in Bangalore. Mohammaed Shami returns to the squad making the bowling attack stronger while Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay have got a chance to make a mark that can led the team to victory.

India Tour of West Indies 2016 Schedule, Dates and Venue

Date Match Details Time [IST/GMT] Venue
21st Jul – 25th Jul, 2016 West Indies vs India, 1st Test 7:30 PM

02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
30th Jul – 3rd Aug, 2016 West Indies vs India, 2nd Test 8:30 PM

03:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
9th Aug – 13th Aug, 2016 West Indies vs India, 3rd Test 7:30 PM

02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL

Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
18th Aug – 22nd Aug, 2016 West Indies vs India, 4th Test 7:30 PM

02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Anil Kumble is all set to start his tenure as Indian Cricket Team Coach from India Tour of West Indies 2016. The former India captain spoke about the team’s preparation and the approach he wants to take as the coach of the side. On asking whether these test matches be watched on the same level as ODI or T20’s, he said, “We will display a form of Test cricket which will bring in people”.

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