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West Indies cricket schedule: Full list of Test, ODI & T20I fixtures in 2021

West Indies schedule 2021
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

West Indies played the joint-third-most Test matches in 2020 and were the first team to go on a tour after the pandemic stalled cricket. West Indies have eight Tests, 12 ODIs and 14 T20Is in their schedule in 2021 aside from the ICC T20 World Cup.

West Indies played five Tests, six ODIs and eight T20Is in 2020, but are in for a more hectic year in international cricket in 2021 with home series against Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan. They hadn’t played a single home Test in 2020. The defending champions in the T20 World Cup, West Indies will also be eyeing a good performance in the multi-nation event in India.

Note: A few tournaments below are based on the ICC 2018-2023 FTP and reports, but are yet to be confirmed by individual boards.

West Indies tour of Bangladesh (January-February)

Three ODIs and two Tests

West Indies play Bangladesh in three ODIs and two Test matches in January-February in their schedule in 2021. A depleted West Indies side sans Jason Holder, the test captain, and Kieron Pollard, the ODI captain, went on this subcontinental tour. They lost the ODI series 0-3.

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies (February-March)

Two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is

Sri Lanka are set to tour West Indies in late February for two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. It is a series the home team would be targeting to win, having lost just twice in Tests to Sri Lanka at home. This includes a loss in the last Test between these sides in the Caribbean Islands in 2018.

Australia tour of West Indies (June-July)

Three ODIs and three T20Is

Soon after the Indian Premier League’s 2021 season in which several West Indian players take part, they play a limited-overs series at home against Australia according to the FTP. It comprises of three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Pakistan tour of West Indies (July-August)

Three Tests and three T20Is

Pakistan tour the West Indies for the first time since 2017 when they won the Test series 2-1. The West Indies schedule in 2021 includes three Tests and three T20Is in this series. The T20I leg could be a big one for both teams with the T20 World Cup looming in the horizon.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 (October-November)

The 2021 ICC men’s T20 World Cup, postponed from Australia in 2020, will now be held in the October-November window in India. West Indies had automatically qualified for the tournament as one of the top nine teams.

West Indies tour of Pakistan (December)

Three ODIs and three T20Is

West Indies are scheduled to play an away series against Pakistan although it isn’t confirmed whether they will play the series in Pakistan or UAE. The series will comprise of three ODIs and as many T20Is.

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