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WEST INDIES vs INDIA – 11 THINGS TO KNOW

WEST INDIES vs INDIA - 11 THINGS TO KNOW

As the Indian cricket team gear up for their first test of the Caribbean your, we take a look at how they’ve fared against the Windies in Tests played in the West Indies.

  1. This is India’s 11th Test series against West Indies in West Indies.
  2. The team have played 45 Tests in West Indies with the hosts winning 16, India winning 5 and the other 24 ending in draws.
  3. India have won 3 & lost 7 of the Test series they’ve played in West Indies.
  4. The Indian cricket team first toured West Indies for a Test series in 1952/53. They lost the 5-match series 1-0.
  5. India first won a test series in West Indies during their 1970/71 tour. They won the 5-match series 1-0.
  6. The touring India side were whitewashed 5-0 by West Indies during their 1961/62 series. The only other whitewash in India-West Indies Tests was during the Windies’ 2013 tour of India where the hosts beat them 2-0 in a 2-match Test series.
  7. India have been successful in Tests during their last two tours, winning the 4-match series in 2006 & the 3-match series in 2011 by an identical 1-0 margin.
  8. The first Test will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound. This is the first time India will play a test match at this venue.
  9. The second Test will be played at Kingston. India have played 11 Tests here – 2 wins, 6 losses & 3 draws.
  10. The third Test will be played Gros Islet. India have played a Test here just once. It ended in a draw.
  11. The last Test will be played at Port of Spain. India have played 12 Tests here – 3 wins, 3 losses & 6 draws.

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