After the culmination of the Asia Cup tournament in UAE, India will be hosting the West Indies for two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is. Windies players, who are a part of the Test squad, arrived in India on Thursday.
A video posted on the official Instagram account of West Indies cricket shows players being received by the hotel’s staff in traditional Indian customs, with garlands.
“They’ve arrived! The WINDIES Men landed in India earlier today to a traditional welcome! The guys are in India for a full tour (2 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is) starting October 4th. Let’s Go WINDIES!,” the caption of the post read.
In another video, the players were also seen stepping out of the van and entering the hotel’s gate with dhol playing in the background. The cricketers and the team management were also welcomed by a traditional dance performance inside the hotel’s premises. “India’s vibrant culture greets us upon arrival!!,” read the caption of the video.
The Test series between India and West Indies will begin from October 4 in Rajkot.
West Indies Test squad:
Jason Holder (capt), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican