England-West Indies first Test from today. International cricket is coming back after a few days, know the full timeline

England-West Indies first Test from today. International cricket is coming back after a few days, know the full timeline

Wednesday is going to be a historic day for world cricket, as a return to international cricket will take place after a 116-day hiatus between the corona virus epidemic.  The England and West Indies teams are scheduled to take on the field today for the first match of the three-match Test series at the Agus Bowl Stadium in Southampton.  Let us know that the last international match was played between Australia and New Zealand on 13 March.

England vs West Indies Test Series Schedule

 First Test Match - 8 to 12 July - Southampton

 Second Test match - 16 to 20 July - Manchester

 Third Test Match - 24 to 28 July - Manchester

 Time - All matches will be played from 3:30 pm Indian time

 At the same time, Stokes was asked that England get the benefit of the domestic situation.  Where Stokes' performance also comes into play.  Stokes said that if you are representing the country.  If you want to play for the country, then there is nothing more proud of you.  As far as the audience is concerned, we know that not only England but people from all over the world will be watching.  We will go to the field and play for our country.  Would not think that there is no one in the stand.

 Stokes, who is taking over the captaincy in place of regular captain Joe Root, is not much concerned about the changed rules because of Corona.  Stokes said the team had been preparing for changed rules for about two weeks.  Let us respect the rule, even if it is a bit different.  We have to bear the responsibility.  However, it will be difficult for both teams.  Meanwhile, Stokes also spoke about the special message he received from Root.

 England had lost on the previous Caribbean tour.  The coach of the team has changed since then.  Chris Silverwood replaces Trevor Bellis as coach.  The six top England batsmen playing in the first Test have only 109 Tests experience, but Stokes does not mind as they feel that the teams are now on the right track.  He said that I think the attitude of the team players is clear now. We are now positively moving forward. We want to be the number one team in the world and we are moving towards that.

Team Squad

 England team: Ben Stokes (captain), Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Jack Crowley, Joe Denley, James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Joffra Archer, Rory Burns, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Mark Wood.


 West Indies Team: Jason Holder (Captain), Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabrielle, Jermaine Blackwood, Nikurmah Broner, Craig Braithwaite, Sharamah Brooks, John Campbell, Chamar Holder, Alzari Joseph, Ramon Reifer, Kemar Roach  .

 West Indies team head coach Phil Simmons has said, "I think it is going to be a match between two all-rounders Ben Stokes and Jason Holder and hopefully Jason will be able to do what they put him above Ben in this Test  . Ben is one of those who lead the team going forward. This is something we have seen before. So we have to make sure that we get him out early because he likes to do what would have been necessary for him and his team.  is."

 At the same time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Manu Sahni has said, "We are happy with the return of international cricket with the Test series between the West Indies and England. The ECB has taken appropriate steps to ensure the safety of the participants."  I want to thank them for the efforts. We are sure that the thrill of cricket will remain. I wish both teams and match officials for the exciting series.


 Head to Head
 Till now 157 Tests have been played between England and West Indies.  Of these, England won 49 Tests, lost 57 and drew 51 matches.  At the same time, the English team won 34 of 86 matches against the Windies at home and lost in 30.  While there are 22 draws.

 Pitch and Weather Report:
Cloudy during the match at Southampton.  There is a possibility of rain.  Temperatures are likely to be between 14 and 20 degrees Celsius.  Having an extra bounce pitch will initially benefit the fast bowlers.  The batsmen can get help when the weather is clear.  The team that wins the toss will like to bat first.  There have been 3 Tests on this ground so far.  The team batting first twice won, while one match has been a draw.