After the semi-final exit, the Indian team is all set for a full bilateral against West Indies which is scheduled to begin on August 3. Interestingly, the team will have a new trainer during the tour following the exit of Shankar Basu, who has worked regressively with the full fortitude to keep the players fit. Understandbly, Soham Desai, who is currently the trainer of India A has been asked to take the charge of the side for a month-long series.
It is known that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh application for the support staff and head coach. Soham Desai, who has been working with National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, is currently in West Indies assisting India A side. He is supposedly set to join the men's team in Florida and the Indian team will prepare for first of three T20 Internationals.
Basu and physio Patrick Farhart have left the side after the World Cup. Both are being flooded with offers from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. It is understood that Basu may return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with whom he was associated with previously. It is also known that the duo was offered an extention by the BCCI, but both had denied the offer.
The series will feature three T20s and as many ODI encounters. The limited-overs stint will be followed by two Test which eventually will conclude India's tour. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was reportedly set to miss the series had made himself available after forgettable semi-final encounter against blackcaps.