India will begin its seven-week home series against the West Indies with a Test match at Rajkot on October 4, less than a week after the completion of the Asia Cup.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday announced the fixtures of the home series against West Indies which will culminate on November 11, comprising of two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announce the schedule for the forthcoming home series against West Indies set to be played from October 4 to November 11, 2018. India will play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs & 3 T20Is during this tenure," BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.
The opening Test will be held at Rajkot from October 4 to 8, followed by the second Test from October 12 to 16 at Hyderabad.
The five-match ODI series will begin on October 21 at Guwahati, followed by the second ODI on October 24th at Indore and third ODI at Pune on October 27th. The final two one-dayers will be held at Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram on October 29th and November 1.
The one-dayers will be followed by the three T20 Internationals to be held at Kolkata (November 4), Lucknow (November 6) and Chennai (November 11).
The Indian team is currently playing against England in the five-match Test series in which they are trailing 1-3 after the fourth Test. The fifth and final Test begins on Friday at London.
India sans Virat Kohli will next play in the Asia Cup to be held from September 15 to September 28, featuring Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and a qualifier.