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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Live cricket action is back: Eng vs WI Test series starts from today

The three match Test series of England vs West Indies 2020 is set to start from today at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from 3.30 PM (IST). The match will be played at closed doors with no audience.

Ben Stokes & Jason Holder
Ben Stokes & Jason Holder

Finally the International cricket is resuming today in England, when the team England faces the visitors team West Indies. It is the first Test cricket match nor even the first International cricket match since the out break of coronavirus pandemic. The cricket sport was shut downed for about 3 months & every matches were postponed. So, the cricket fans are excited & eagerly looking forward to watch the live cricket action. 

Details about the series

The 3 Test matches will be played at the Ageas bowl in Southampton and Old Trafford in Manchester. The Test series between England & West Indies will be played in a strict isolated environment. There will be repeated COVID-19 testing & social distancing will be maintained. Initially the Test series was scheduled to be played at Oval, Lord's and Edgbaston  from June 2020, but due to the outbreak of coronavirus it was postponed to July. For the safety of players & society, the matches will be played at closed doors at the more 'bio secure' Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford. The ground & the surroundings is fully sanitized for the safety of the players. The first match is played at Ageas Bowl & the next two matches will be played back to back at Old Trafford in Manchester.
 
England & West Indies have played 157 Tests against each other. In that, West Indies have won 57 Tests, whereas England have won 49 & remaining 51 have ended in draw. Though West Indies have won more Tests than England, they didn't win a Test series in England since 1988.

Schedule of England vs West Indies Test series 2020


 Match DateVenue
 1st Test match, England vs West Indies ,2020 July 8-12 Ageas Bowl
 2nd Test match, England vs West Indies, 2020 July 16-20 Old Trafford
 3rd Test match, England vs West Indies, 2020 July 24-28 Old Trafford

Squad


England Squad: Ben Stokes (captain), Dom Sibeley, Joe Denly, Rory Joseph Burns, Zak Crawley, Chris Woakes, Jos Butler, Ollie Pope, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Stuart Board.

West Indies Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Kraig Brathwaite, Sharmarh  Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Rankeem Conwall, Raymon Reifer, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich, Alzari Joseph, Chemar Holder, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.

Broadcast

The Test series of England vs West Indies will be broadcast by Sony. You can watch the live cricket action in Television in Sony Liv.


Disclaimer: This website is not connected with any officials and information available in cricrazz is written on pure love on cricket by Vikki.

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