So, here we are! After more than three months of hiatus, International cricket will finally return on our television screens with England kickstarting an unusual summer of international cricket when they host perennial foes West Indies in a three-match Test series, starting this Thursday [July 08].
The first Test of the three-match Wisden Trophy between England and West Indies will take place at the bio-secure Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Both sides warmed up earlier this week via an inter-squad warm-up game. Regular captain Joe Root will not be leading the home side at the Ageas Bowl since he has already left the bio-bubble to be with his wife, who is expecting their second child.
Ben Stokes, the Durham all-rounder, will lead the 13-member squad in Joe Root’s absence.
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The tourists, however, have already named a 15-member squad, adding Shanon Gabriel, who has moved up the reserve list.
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 the 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.