India, West Indies
India's Shikhar Dhawan prepares to hit out watched by West Indies' Charles during the ICC Champions Trophy group B match at The Oval cricket ground in LondonReuters

Just a few days after ending the exciting One Day International (ODI) series against Australia, India is set to begin another memorable Test series against West Indies, which the media dubbed "Sachin Tendulkar Series".

West Indies tour of India is special for the simple reason that cricketing maestro Sachin Tendulkar will retire from all forms of cricket after playing his 200th Test against in the series.

The 40-year-old batting maestro, who has scored 15, 837 runs from 198 Test matches, will play in the two-match Test series against West Indies before ending an illustrious career. He retired from ODI in 2012 and played his last Twenty20 match in the recently concluded Champions League T20 final which his team - Mumbai Indians - won.

The Little Master has broken many records, including the highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs, 100 international hundreds (51 Tests centuries and 49 ODI), first man to hit a double hundred in ODI and several others during his illustrious career spanning two decades.

The first Test match will start on Wednesday (6 November) and the second Test will begin on 14 November. The teams will also play three ODIs in the series.

Here is match schedule and time table of West Indies tour of India 2013:






Wed, 6-10 Nov

9:00 am

1st Test

India vs West Indies

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Thu, 14-18 Nov

9:30 am

2nd Test

India vs West Indies

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Thu, 21 Nov

1.30 pm 

1st ODI

India vs West Indies

Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kochi

Sun, 24 Nov

 1.30 pm 

2nd ODI

India vs West Indies

ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

Wed, 27 Nov

 1.30 pm 

3rd ODI

India vs West Indies

Green Park, Kanpur