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Sri Lanka will host the West Indies for a limited overs series of three One Day Internationals and two T20 matches.
Captain Kieron Pollard produced the best bowling spell by a West Indian in T20 International before rain forced the second match against Ireland to be abandoned.
Dwayne Bravo was recalled to the West Indies squad on Sunday, more than three years after his last appearance as the Caribbean side build up to the defence of their World Twenty20 title.
West Indies batting star Chris Gayle has swatted away talk of his impending retirement from cricket, suggesting he wants to be at the crease for at least five more years.
Evin Lewis fell agonisingly short of a century as his undefeated 99 helped the West Indies cruise to victory over Ireland.
Skipper Virat Kohli smashed 85 to help India pull off a nervous chase to win the third one-day international against the West Indies and clinch their series.
Indian paceman Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the third and deciding one-day international against the West Indies after injuring his back.
West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl in the second one-day international against India in Visakhapatnam.
India skipper Virat Kohli slammed a controversial on-field decision to rule Ravindra Jadeja run out after a belated TV referral against the West Indies.
Gritty half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant lifted India to 287 for eight after they lost early wickets against the West Indies in the first ODI.
Opening batsman Lendl Simmons blasted 10 sixes in an undefeated 91 as West Indies routed Ireland.
Ireland kept their nerve in a nail-biting final over to pull off a narrow win over world champions, the West Indies, in the first of their three-match Twenty20 series.
Evin Lewis smashed a dazzling century as West Indies defeated Ireland by five wickets on Sunday to complete a 3-0 sweep of the one-day international series.
Sheldon Cottrell blasted a six off the penultimate ball to give the West Indies a thrilling one-wicket victory over Ireland in the second one-day international at Kensington Oval on Thursday.
Virat Kohli declared it "a great year" for India cricket after ending 2019 on a high with a series-clinching win over the West Indies.
India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl in the third and deciding one-day international against West Indies in Cuttack.
Opener Rohit Sharma smashed 159 in a power packed batting show to set up India's series-levelling win over West Indies in the second ODI.
Basil Butcher was hailed as a West Indies "cricket legend" after the former Test batsman died aged 86.
Centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope powered West Indies to an win over India in the first one-day international.
West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening one-day international against India in Chennai.
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