England vs Westindies 3 Tests in England : July 08-28, 2020 (ICC WTC- 2019-2021)

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England vs Westindies 3 Tests in England : July 08-28, 2020 (ICC WTC- 2019-2021)

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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



England vs West Indies Squads:
England Squad

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
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i wish Broad drop tomorrow as he is out of touch just like Mo & Plunkett.

Wood & Archar Support Vetern Anderson in Fast bowling dept, Captain Stokes is so special captain tomorrow
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for each win (3 test series) eng will gain 40 points

presently eng 146 points 5 win
presently WI 0 points
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for each win (3 test series) eng will gain 40 points

presently eng 146 points 5 win
presently WI (played 2)0 points after 100 % loss

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England, West Indies out to handhold cricket into the new normal

July 07 2020 by Rob Johnston

Stokes will lead England in the absence of Root in the first Test against West Indies in Southampton

Mark Waugh and Steve Waugh hardly ever touched in photographs. Google it. You won't find the two Australians throwing their arms round each other in spontaneous poses of brotherly love. It just isn't them. There was one notable exception, though after Australia won the Frank Worrell Trophy in the West Indies in 1995. The Australian photographer, Ray Titus, was in the dressing room at the end of the final Test in Kingston and asked the Waughs to hug for a photo to mark the historic occasion. "Ray, you've got five seconds," Steve replied. Titus clicked and got his shot.

The Waugh brothers keep their distance by choice, of course. It's unlikely they have had much trouble social distancing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But for the England and West Indies players, who begin the first of three Tests within the now famous bio-secure bubble on Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl, limiting high fives and wicket celebrating hugs is a necessity. So too is being confined to the hotel at the ground for days on end and having a swab shoved regularly up their noses to test for coronavirus. Their new normal is anything but.

The game of cricket has gone through many profound changes in the 143 years since the first Test match was played between England and Australia. History has been made, re-made and then made once again. Cricket has been interrupted by war, terrorist attacks and political crises. But this series, played in the midst of a global pandemic, will be a genuine first, the like of which the game has never experienced before. If COVID-19 proves as difficult to shake off as the experts think it might, however, the next three weeks may become the template for which international cricket is played for a prolonged period. We might have to get used to it.

Make no mistake, the ECB need this series to go off without a hitch. The bio-secure bubble sounds like a concept from a sci-fi film but its purpose is very much real. The myriad precautions simply must keep all the players, support staff and officials safe and COVID-19 free. If it doesn't, the future of the confirmed men's series against Ireland and Pakistan and the proposed one against Australia later this summer will become almost untenable. And if they don't happen, the ECB will lose a huge chunk of money that it, and the wider game in the UK, needs. So far, it' been so good. But it must stay that way.

On the field, things will look and feel very different for the players. There can be no saliva on the ball - sweat is permitted - or spectators in the ground. There will be non-neutral umpires and a PA announcer but no music between overs as some of England's players had suggested in a bid to create a bit of a buzz. Those watching on TV look set to have some form of low level crowd hum as background noise but the players won't be able to hear it. Instead, they will hear their own voices, bat on ball and nothing else. Different indeed.

The cricket will be fascinating and unpredictable. Might both teams be so rusty having had no competitive action since March that the game rushes to a conclusion inside three days? Or might the intensity of the intra-squad training camps that both England and West Indies have had over the past few weeks tune both sets of players up better than a dose of county cricket would have done anyway? West Indies coach Phil Simmons has already suggested that he wants to take an enlarged squad on future tours. Many of England's squad are as fit and fresh as they can remember being.

With Shannon Gabriel's fitness confirmed during West Indies' warm-up games, both sides have a full battery of fast-bowlers to choose from which should make life tough for the top order batsmen, although that has generally been the way of things in England for the last three seasons anyway. The destination of the Wisden Trophy may depend on which top four can either score most runs or use up most deliveries, protecting their strong middle orders in order that they might take advantage of easier times when the shine goes off the Dukes ball.

England are favourites of course but the West Indies, with their top-class attack, will have their moments. The cricket should be hard fought - there are World Test Championship points at stake in this series - and no doubt the players will be happy to return to some form of normalcy even if it is very different from the normal they are used to. But more than the contest, more than the result, more than the runs and wickets, simply having some cricket to watch, a game to discuss and debate, will be some much needed food for the soul. The stakes are high over the next three weeks but so too are the excitement levels. It's good to be back.

When: Wednesday July 8, 2020. 11:00am Local Time

Where: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

What to expect: It's typical, isn't it? May and June blazed with summer sunshine but come Wednesday, and the first ball of the English cricket season, rain showers are expected. The same on Thursday. It would be tempting to say you couldn't make it up but you really could. The last three days should, at least, be fine and dry. Both sides will hope for a bit more pace in the Ageas Bowl surface than the slow and low pitch used for England's warm-up match.

Team News

England

England's batting order is set for this game with Zak Crawley expected to bat at number four as Joe Root attends the birth of his second child. The make-up of the fast-bowling attack is the only issue outstanding with Anderson, Broad, Archer, Woakes and Wood all presenting excellent cases for inclusion. In home conditions, Anderson and Broad remain significant forces and will be hard to look past and Jofra Archer, who has three five-wicket hauls from seven Tests, could join them.

Probable XI: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

West Indies

After West Indies coach Phil Simmons gave Alzarri Joseph a big rap two days out from the game, a four pronged pace attack, with off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, looks to be the way the tourists will go. The other option is to pick Jermaine Blackwood, and his excellent record against England, at number six and pick only four bowlers but that seems less likely. Shamarh Brooks, who made a hundred against Afghanistan in his last Test innings, is set to bat at number four.

Probable XI: John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Shane Dowrich, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel

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Light Rain forcast for First 2 days

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The Ageas Bowl will be hosting its fourth Test match since its debut staging in 2011, and its first against West Indies. Previous opponents have been Sri Lanka and India (twice).

After going past 100 Test wickets in West Indies' last home Test, against India in Jamaica last summer, Jason Holder needs 102 runs to reach 2000 in Test cricket - a feat that only Sir Garfield Sobers and Carl Hooper have previously achieved for West Indies.

Ben Stokes, standing in for Joe Root, will become the 81st man to captain England in Test cricket.

An England victory would be their 50th in Tests against West Indies in 158 Tests. West Indies have won 57 of their previous contests, with 51 draws.

Kemar Roach needs seven more wickets to become the first West Indian fast bowler since Curtly Ambrose to reach 200 in Tests.

If Broad is omitted from the final XI, it will bring to an end a run of 51 consecutive home Test appearances, dating back to the Edgbaston Test against West Indies in 2012. Ironically both he and Anderson were rested for that match, a dead rubber.
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july/Aug spinners doing good in eng
Good Luck Chase/Bess & Cornwall
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July 08 2020


Cricket's coming back with a strong social message of the Black Lives Movement.

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"It's red, round and weighs about five ounces, in case you were wondering." That's how Glamorgan's Greg Thomas had once sledged Sir Viv Richards after a few plays-and-misses. Of course Richards hit the next ball for six, "into a nearby river" as the folklore goes, but the point here is that the sledge now applies to us all. After 143 days of no cricket, funnily in an era when the broadcasters and the administrators can't get enough of our sport, here we are, deprived of cricket and ready to fall in love once again. Hello and welcome to our live blog. We've missed you too.

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There are three reviews per innings available in Test cricket

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There are provisions for Covid-19 replacements during a Test match -- very similar to concussion replacements.

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