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India vs West Indies 2016 Test Series Schedule and Fixtures

The Indian cricket is in the West Indies for a four-match Test series. This is the first bilateral tour between the two sides since the West Indies pulled out of the previous tour in October 2014.

Before the start of the series India will be playing two tour matches with the WICB Board team. A two-day practice match from 9 July in St. Kitts followed by a three-day warm-up match from 14 July at the same venue.

The first Test will begin from 21 July at the Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda while the second Test from 30 July at the Sabina Park in Jamaica.

St Lucia will host the third Test from 9 August while the final match will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval from 18 August in Trinidad and Tobago.

Schedule of India vs West indies 2016 Schedule

Date Match Venue
9 July 2016 Two day practice match St Kitts
14 July 2016 Three day practice match St Kitts
21 July 2016 India v West Indies, 1st test match Antigua
30 July 2016 India v West Indies, 2nd test match Jamaica
9 August 2016 India v West Indies, 3rd test match Gros Islet
18 August 2016 India v West Indies, 4th test match Trinidad


Tharindu Kaushal reported for suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday.

The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old’s bowling action.

Kaushal’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Kaushal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.

India opt to bat; go in with five bowlers

India won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in the only Test match at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah.

India are playing five bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, and Ravichandran Ashwin. India have left out Cheteshwar Pujara, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Karn Sharma.

Mohammad Shahid is Bangladesh’s only specialist seamer, with Soumya Sarkar likely to share the new ball with him.

You can watch the live streaming of the match online on the Star Sports website, or on their official mobile phone and tablet apps.

India vs Bangladesh 1st Test Live Streaming

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shuvagata Hom, Jubair Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Shahid.

India: Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron.

Australia win toss and bat against India

Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the opening Test against India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Michael Clarke was passed fit to lead Australia after recurring hamstring problems, while paceman Josh Hazlewood and batsman Shaun Marsh were left out of the starting XI.

“The wicket looks fantastic, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ground that looked as good as this,” says Michael Clarke.

“Both teams are excited to start the Test. We’re going to have to bat well today. We’re ready to go, the boys are excited, the players, the public the media, all are excited to get on with the game.

“What’s most important and what I know my little buddy would want is going out and playing cricket. I think the boys are fully fit and looking forward to another exciting summer.”

India opted to give leg-spinner Karn Sharma his Test debut with Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron and Mohammed Shami to spearhead the pace attack.

Virat Kohli, captaining India for the first time in Tests, said, ​”It’s a pleasure for me, my first Test hundred was on this ground. Very special for me. Great way to get onto the field.

“I knew Phillip, he was one of the guys I spoke to more than most. He asked for my bat in a home game in Jaipur and I wish I’d given it to him.

“We’ve got more days than expected to prepare, had a couple of games where the guys have done well. Couldn’t wait to get onto the field. We’ve got the leggie playing today, Karn Sharma.”

Australia – David Warner, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon

India – Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Karn Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami.

India vs West Indies 2nd Test Match Live Scorecard (2013)

Scorecard of the second match between India and West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Toss India, who chose to field

Umpires RA Kettleborough (England) and NJ Llong (England)

TV umpire VA Kulkarni

Match referee AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Reserve umpire PG Pathak

West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Shane Shillingford, Tino Best, Shannon Gabriel

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammed Shami.

India vs West Indies 2nd Test Scorecard

India vs West Indies, 1st Test – Scorecard (November 2013)

Live scorecard of the first Test match beteen India and West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Toss West Indies, who chose to bat

Umpires RA Kettleborough (England) and NJ Llong (England)

TV umpire VA Kulkarni

Match referee AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Reserve umpire S Das

India vs West Indies 1st Test Scorecard

ICC Test Team Rankings

ICC Test Team Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
1 South Africa 36 4601 128
2 England 45 5137 114
3 India 42 4714 112
4 Australia 47 5191 110
5 Pakistan 33 3444 104
6 Sri Lanka 39 3574 92
7 West Indies 34 3112 92
8 New Zealand 34 2805 83
9 Bangladesh 18 20 1
Last Updated: Tue, Mar 26, 2013


Zimbabwe is currently unranked, as it has played insufficient matches. It has 167 points and a rating of 42.

Australia elect to bat against India in 4th Test

Australia won the toss and elected to bat against India in the fourth and final Test at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium on Friday.

Shane Watson

India vs Australia 4th Test Live Score

India vs Australia 4th Test Live Stream

Ajinkya Rahane has replaced injured Shikhar Dhawan in the Indian squad.

Michael Clarke, ruled out due to injury, has been replaced by Shane Watson as captain.

Australia have brought Matthew Wade, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Glenn Maxwell in place of Brad Haddin, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques, respectively.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Chesteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

Australia: Shane Watson (capt), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Scorecard (2 to 6 March 2013)

Scorecard of the second Test of the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Scorecard

Australia 1st Innings
Batsmen Australia (237/9 in 85 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
David Warner b B Kumar

6

8

1

0

75.00

Ed Cowan lbw b B Kumar

4

13

1

0

30.77

Phillip Hughes c M Dhoni b R Ashwin

19

57

4

0

33.33

Shane Watson lbw b B Kumar

23

31

4

0

74.19

Michael Clarke (c) b R Jadeja

91

186

9

1

48.92

Matthew Wade (wk) c B Kumar b H Singh

62

144

8

0

43.06

Moises Henriques b R Jadeja

5

22

1

0

22.73

Glenn Maxwell c M Dhoni b R Jadeja

13

22

2

0

59.09

Peter Siddle lbw b H Singh

0

14

0

0

0.00

James Pattinson not out

1

6

0

0

16.67

Xavier Doherty not out

0

7

0

0

0.00

Extras:

b – 10, w – 0, nb – 0, lb – 3

13
Total:(237 for 9 in 85 overs)

237

Run Rate: 2.79

Fall Of Wickets
1/10 (David Warner, 2.2 ov.), 2/15 (Ed Cowan, 4.2 ov.), 3/57 (Shane Watson, 14.6 ov.), 4/63 (Phillip Hughes, 21.2 ov.), 5/208 (Matthew Wade, 68.3 ov.), 6/217 (Moises Henriques, 73.5 ov.), 7/233 (Glenn Maxwell, 79.4 ov.), 8/236 (Peter Siddle, 82.4 ov.), 9/236 (Michael Clarke, 83.1 ov.)
Bowling: India
Bowler

O

M

R

W

Nb

Wd

ER

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

15

2

53

3

0

0

3.5

Ishant Sharma

17

5

45

0

0

0

2.6

Ravichandran Ashwin

15

6

41

1

0

0

2.7

Harbhajan Singh

22

2

52

2

0

0

2.4

Ravindra Jadeja

16

4

33

3

0

0

2.1

India 1st Innings
Batsmen India (503/10 in 154.1 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Murali Vijay c E Cowan b G Maxwell

167

361

23

2

46.26

Virender Sehwag c M Wade b P Siddle

6

19

1

0

31.58

Cheteshwar Pujara c X Doherty b James Pattinson

204

341

30

1

59.82

Sachin Tendulkar c M Wade b James Pattinson

7

15

1

0

46.67

Virat Kohli c E Cowan b G Maxwell

34

92

3

0

36.96

MS Dhoni (c) (wk) c X Doherty b G Maxwell

44

43

8

0

102.33

Ravindra Jadeja c & b G Maxwell

10

13

1

1

76.92

Ravichandran Ashwin c Phil Hughes b X Doherty

1

5

0

0

20.00

Harbhajan Singh c G Maxwell b X Doherty

0

6

0

0

0.00

Bhuvneshwar Kumar st M Wade b X Doherty

10

18

2

0

55.56

Ishant Sharma not out

2

12

0

0

16.67

Extras:

b – 1, w – 4, nb – 0, lb – 13

18
Total:(503 for 10 in 154.1 overs)

503

Run Rate: 3.26

Fall Of Wickets: 1/17 (Virender Sehwag, 7.6 ov.), 2/387 (Murali Vijay, 117.4 ov.), 3/393 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 120.4 ov.), 4/404 (Sachin Tendulkar, 124.4 ov.), 5/460 (MS Dhoni, 139.3 ov.), 6/484 (Ravindra Jadeja, 145.3 ov.), 7/485 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 146.2 ov.), 8/489 (Harbhajan Singh, 148.2 ov.), 9/491 (Virat Kohli, 149.5 ov.), 10/503 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 154.1 ov.)
Bowler

O

M

R

W

Nb

Wd

ER

James Pattinson

29

11

80

2

0

3

2.8

Peter Siddle

31

6

92

1

0

0

3.0

Moises Henriques

21

7

45

0

0

1

2.1

Xavier Doherty

46.1

15

131

3

0

0

2.8

Glenn Maxwell

26

2

127

4

0

0

4.9

David Warner

1

0

14

0

0

0

14.0

Australia 2nd Innings
Batsmen Australia (131/10 in 67 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Ed Cowan c V Sehwag b R Jadeja

44

150

6

0

29.33

David Warner b R Ashwin

26

56

3

1

46.43

Phillip Hughes b R Ashwin

0

9

0

0

0.00

Shane Watson c M Dhoni b I Sharma

9

35

0

1

25.71

Michael Clarke (c) b R Jadeja

16

31

0

1

51.61

Matthew Wade (wk) c V Sehwag b R Ashwin

10

28

1

0

35.71

Moises Henriques run out (R Jadeja)

0

4

0

0

0.00

Glenn Maxwell lbw b R Ashwin

8

22

1

0

36.36

Peter Siddle c V Kohli b R Jadeja

4

14

0

0

28.57

James Pattinson lbw b R Ashwin

0

27

0

0

0.00

Xavier Doherty not out

1

26

0

0

3.85

Extras:

b – 7, w – 0, nb – 0, lb – 6

13
Total:(131 for 10 in 67 overs)

131

Run Rate: 1.96

Fall Of Wickets: 1/56 (David Warner, 19.6 ov.), 2/56 (Phillip Hughes, 23.3 ov.), 3/75 (Shane Watson, 34.6 ov.), 4/108 (Michael Clarke, 45.4 ov.), 5/111 (Ed Cowan, 47.2 ov.), 6/111 (Moises Henriques, 48.1 ov.), 7/123 (Glenn Maxwell, 54.1 ov.), 8/130 (Peter Siddle, 57.6 ov.), 9/130 (Matthew Wade, 58.1 ov.), 10/131 (James Pattinson, 66.6 ov.)
Bowler

O

M

R

W

Nb

Wd

ER

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

6

4

7

0

0

0

1.2

Ravichandran Ashwin

28

12

63

5

0

0

2.2

Harbhajan Singh

10

7

10

0

0

0

1.0

Ravindra Jadeja

18

8

33

3

0

0

1.8

Ishant Sharma

5

2

5

1

0

0

1.0

Toss Australia (Elected to bat)

Australia (Playing XI): Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), Matthew Wade(w), Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty

India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma

Umpires Kumar Dharmasena (SL) & Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Third Umpire S Ravi (Ind)

Match Referee Chris Broad (Eng)

India vs Australia 2nd Test Live Streaming (2 to 6 March 2013)

Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat in the second cricket Test against India at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Live Streaming

India have retained the side that won the opening Test by eight wickets in Chennai.

Australia made couple of changes, bringing in Glenn Maxwell and Xavier Doherty in place of Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon.

Maxwell, who was bought by Mumbai Indians at whopping price of $1 million in IPL 6 auction, will make his Test debut.

Australia (Playing XI): Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), Matthew Wade(w), Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty

India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma