Team India arrives in West Indies for tri-series

India will play against West Indies in their opening clash of the tri-series © AFP

Kingston: Jun 27, 2013

Fresh from its ICC Champions Trophy 2013 triumph in England, an upbeat Indian cricket team landed in Kingston on Thursday to compete in an One-Day International (ODI) tri-series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka starting on Friday.

“Jamaica welcomes us with bright sun shine and some lovely cricket fans. Not to forget hoardings of the great Usain Bolt,” tweeted off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin upon arrival in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Indian team, riding high on its unbeaten run in the Champions Trophy, will start its campaign on Sunday against the hosts.

The first three matches of the series would be played in Jamaica (from June 28 to July 2) before the action shifts to Trinidad (from July 5 to July 11).

Squad: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, R Vinay Kumar.