It will be just one day ahead of completing his 24 years at international cricket. Tendulkar had played his first Test on November 15, 1989 against Pakistan. Now, during the milestone 200th match, he will complete 24 years of international cricket journey.
On Thursday (October 3), West Indies announced a 15-man Test squad for the tour and also confirmed the dates.
The first Test will start on November 6. After the Test series, India and West Indies will play three One Day Internationals, commencing on November 21.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to announce the venues for the series next week. Either Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium or Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be chose to host Tendulkar's 200th.
India-West Indies Match schedule (venues to be decided)
October 31, Tuesday to November 2, Saturday: Practice match
November 6, Wednesday to 10, Sunday: 1st Test
November 14, Thursday to 18, Monday: 2nd Test
November 21, Thursday: 1st ODI
November 24, Sunday: 2nd ODI
November 27, Wednesday: 3rd ODI