Following the victorious campaign in Asia Cup 2018, India take on West Indies in a two-match Test series with the first match set to be played at Rajkot on October 4 followed by the last Test in Hyderabad. The Virat Kohli-led Team India start the red ball series as the clear favourites but should be aware of the fact that the Jason Holder-led Windies side have taken rapid step forwards in Test cricket and are ready to surprise India.
The BCCI have rested several key players including the seam duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah and this might be the perfect opportunity for Windies to showcase the plethora of talent that they possess in their squad.
India have dominated the previous series’ played against West Indies, however in cricket, there are no stats and history when players take on the field.
Let us look at some the Head to Head stat between India and West Indies in recent years:
India have dominated the last five Test series between the two teams and have not lost a single match against the Windies. However, any complacency might cost big to Team India.
2016: India beat West Indies 2-0 (4) in West Indies.
2013/14: India beat West Indies 2-0 (2) in India.
2011/12: India beat West Indies 2-0 (3) in India.
2011: India beat West Indies 1-0 (3) in West Indies.
2006: India beat West Indies 1-0 (4) in West Indies
West Indies have managed to avoid the whitewash against India in the 50-over format in their last five bilateral series. However, India would be aware that this Windies side are one of the better squads
2017: India beat West Indies 3-1 (5) in the West Indies.
2014/15: India beat West Indies 2-1 (5) in India.
2013/14: India beat West Indies 2-1 (3) in India.
2011/12: India beat West Indies 4-1 (5) in the West Indies.
2011: India beat West Indies 3-2 (5) in the West Indies
India have West Indies have played four T20Is in the three previous bilateral series, where Windies have won 3 matches. The Virat Kohli-led Men in Blue would look forward to change the current stat in this series as they gear up to play three T20 matches against the Jason Holder-led side.