Team India Test squad will resume action after the historic win against Australia earlier in the year and are go in as strong favourites to kickoff their campaign in the Test championship in an emphatic manner.
After having blanked the West Indies in the T20 format and ODI series, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli is all set to lock horns with the hosts in a 2-match Test series. This will also kickoff India’s sojourn in the World Test Championship. The Test squad will continue action after the historic win against Australia earlier this year and are strong favourites against the hosts. The side got nice practice in the tour game against West Indies ‘A’ and look to be in great shape for the first Test match. Nevertheless, Jason Holder’s-led side are a formidable side in home conditions and the task will be cut out for Team Kohli.
Virat Kohli, on many occasions in the past, has stressed on the importance of Test cricket and the side has been fairly successful under his watch. For the captain, there is an added incentive to walk out and stamp his authority over the match. He needs just one more century to equal Ricky Ponting’s tally of 19 Test tons as a skipper. If he manages to get to a century in North Sound, both Ponting and Kohli will be tied at the second spot. Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith leads the pack with 25 centuries in 109 test matches including 17 centuries in 56 overseas tests.
“We all were looking forward to it. We felt like there were a few series in between where after big tours we felt like maybe a one-off Test or a couple of Tests were not apt for the moment. But this gives a lot of context to all kinds of cricket we’re going to play,” Kohli stated about the World Test Championship.
“It will be challenging, but all the more exciting and all the teams I am sure are going to enjoy a lot through this whole journey of the Test Championship,” he further commented.
Venue Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
Live stream West Indies vs India away from your country
In the UK, Australia, India or the US and looking to find out how to watch test match between the West Indies vs India? We’ve got all the details about the broadcaster with the rights to show the series in your region below.
How to watch cricket in India
If you’re in India, Sony Pictures Sports Network will be showing play from the series live. In particular, you’re looking at the Sony Ten channel.
Those in the region hoping to stream on a computer or mobile device should head to Sony Liv.
Play is set to start each day at 7pm New Dehli time.
How to stream West Indies vs India live in the UK
Sky Sports has the rights to show the ODI series in the UK with Sky Sports Mix today’s channel of choice. That also means Sky Go if you’re hoping to watch on phone, laptop or tablet
If you’re not already a Sky subscriber, don’t despair as there is also a way to watch without having to pay lots in a contract. You can get all the Sky Sports channels with a Now TV sports pass for £8.99 for a day or £14.99 a week. £33.99 for a whole month is clearly the best value, and allows you access to the start of the Premier League football season, too.
Live stream the West Indies vs India series in Australia
Things are a little more straight forward for cricket fans in Australia looking to watch the action from the Caribbean. In addition to Fox Sports, the Kayo Sports streaming service will be on hand with live coverage of India vs West Indies, with the action starting at 11.30pm AEST each day.
The streaming service features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.
Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
How to get West Indies vs India live stream in New Zealand
Sky has snapped up exclusive rights to show India’s tour of the West Indies in NZ.
Coverage of the ODI Internationals are due to start at 1.30am NZST in the early morning.
How to live stream West Indies vs India in North America
Cricket broadcaster for the USA and Canada Willow TV has the live rights for West Indies vs India Test series. That also means that subscribers can watch on their mobiles devices, too. The channel comes as part of numerous satellite and cable packages such as Dish and Sling and costs $9.99 per month (so much cheaper than what you’d pay in the UK, for example).
Play is set to start at the somewhat inconvenient time of 6.30am PST and 9.30am EST.