India's last tour to the Caribbean, in July-August 2016, was Anil Kumble's first assignment as head coach of the national team. Twelve months on, despite achieving success across all formats under him, India has returned to the West Indies, but without him.
Match: West Indies vs India, 1st ODI, 09:00 AM local time, 6:30 PM IST
After all, the West Indies failed to qualify for the Champions Trophy and was even troubled by 10th-ranked Afghanistan in a recently concluded limited-overs series. The home side won the T20I series 3-0, but shared the ODI trophy with Afghanistan after the final was washed out with a scoreline of 1-1.
India has rested Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma for this series, replacing the duo with Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant who joined the team in London before flying to Port of Spain in Trinidad.
West Indies Squad: Jason Holder (capt), Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Mohammed, Kieran Powell, Kesrick Williams, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell.
India Squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav.