Cricket is all set to resume finally with England hosting West Indies for a three-match Test series starting from 8th of July. After a difficult couple of month owing to COVID-19 pandemic, the beloved sport will return to the televisions screens.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will host all the matches in bio-secure environments. The players from the Caribbeans stayed in quarantine before commencing their practice in the UK.
Both teams played warm-up matches to gear up for the three-match Wisden Trophy. England will miss the service of their regular skipper Joe Root, who is expecting the birth of his child. Ben Stokes will lead the side in his absence.
On the other hand, West Indies have landed with a star-studded squad. They have also added fast bowler Shannon Gabriel to their ranks to break the defence of the host. It is likely to be an exciting couple of weeks for the cricket fans.
England vs West Indies Squads:
Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
West Indies Squad:
Jason Holder (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach
England vs West Indies, Test Series Schedule:
1st Test: Ageas Bowl, Southampton- July 08-12
2nd Test: Old Trafford, Manchester- July 16-20
3rd Test: Old Trafford, Manchester- July 24-28
When and Where to watch England vs West Indies 1st Test
Fans can watch entire England vs West Indies Test series on Sony Ten Network.
The 1st Test will kick off on 8th July 2020 at 03:30 PM IST and viewers in the sub-continent can live stream it on the Sony Liv App.