West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the Board President’s XI team for the warm-up against India.
Guyana wicket-keeper batsman Leon Johnson will captain Board President’s XI, BP’s XI comprises six players who have played Test cricket in last two years. The match is scheduled to start on Saturday at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team and Ajinkya Rahane will play his first match against West Indies after being promoted as Vice-captain for Indian test team. This is Anil Kumble’s first tour after being as coach.
Team India will depart for the 49-day tour on Wednesday morning from Mumbai.
WICB BOARD PRESIDENT’S SQUAD: Leon Johnson (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Rajendra Chandrika, Roston Chase, Jason Dawes, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Damion Jacobs, Keon Joseph, Marquino Mindley, Vishaul Singh, Jomel Warrican
Indian 17-man squad for the West Indies tour: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Stuart Binny, Shardul Thakur
India’s tour schedule:
July 9-10: Tour match vs WICB President’s XI at Warner Park, St. Kitts
July 14-16: Tour match vs WICB President’s XI at Warner Park, St. Kitts
July 21-25: 1st Test – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
July 30-August 3: 2nd Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica
August 9-13: 3rd Test – Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia
August 18-22: 4th Test – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad