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Where: Nehru Stadium, Kochi.
When: Friday 10 October, 10.00 BST.
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The T20 Champions League is over and international cricket is back, less than a week later. The West Indies’ tour of India starts on Friday, with an ODI at the Nehru Stadium.
The West Indies’ last tour went in the hosts’ favour, and the Indian side won comfortable victories in both the test and the ODI series without much trouble. India have an exceptional record under MS Doni in limited overs matches, and will likely be favourites to win every game.
The West Indies will be without Sunil Narine, the spinner who was accused of chucking during the T20 Champions League, and has removed from the squad to work on legalising his action, hopefully in time for the World Cup early next year. Chris Gayle is also out with a shoulder injury. The Caribbean team will be relying on big innings from Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin to get anything from the games.
India on the other hand look well equipped, with good one-day bowers in Kumar and Shami and batsman Dhawan looking well suited to the wicket, which is traditionally good for batsmen.