The upcoming home series against the West Indies presents India a good chance to test the bench strength and also try out combinations ahead of the tour Down Under later in the year.
The Windies have already landed in India, while India was busy defending the Asia Cup title, which they did successfully.
They will be in India for almost seven weeks and will play two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is. The series starts on October 4 at Rajkot with the first Test. The series concludes on November 11 with the third and final T20I at Chennai.
Ten days later, India will play their first match of the Australia tour, a T20I at The Gabba.
Here's the complete fixture:
1st Test: October 4 - 8 at Rajkot
Result: India won by an innings and 272 runs. India: 649/9d; Windies 181 & 196 (f/o)
2nd Test: October 12 - 16 at Hyderabad
Result: India won by 10 wickets. West Indies: 311 & 127; India: 367 & 75/0
1st ODI (Day/Night): October 21 at Guwahati
Result: West Indies 322/8; 326/2 (42.1). India won by eight wickets with 47 balls to spare
2nd ODI (Day/Night): October 24 at Indore
Result: India 321/6; West Indies 321/7. Match Tied
3rd ODI (Day/Night): October 27 at Pune
Result: West Indies 283/9; India 240 (47.4). West Indies won by 43 runs.
4th ODI (Day/Night): October 29 at Mumbai
Result: India 377/5; West Indies 153 all out in 36.2 overs. India won by 224 runs.
5th ODI (Day/Night): November 1 at Thiruvananthapuram
Result: WI 104 all out in 31.5 overs; India 105/1 in 14.5 overs. India won by 9 wickets
1st T20I (Night): November 4 at Kolkata
Result: Windies 109/8; IND 110/5 in 17.5 overs. India won by five wickets.
2nd T20I (Night): November 6 at Lucknow
Result: India 195/2; Windies 124/9. India won by 71 runs.
3rd T20I (Night): November 11, Chennai
Result: Windies 181/3; India 182/4. India won by six wickets in last ball.
The series will be shown live on the Star Sports network. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
Windies: Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (Wicket-keeper), Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Alzarri Joseph (Withdrawn)
India squad for first two ODIs: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur (Replaced by Umesh Yadav), Khaleel Ahmed.
Windies ODI Squad: Jason Holder (Captain), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis (Pulled out), Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Windies T20I Squad: Carlos Brathwaite (Captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis (Pulled out), Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas.