Cricket returns as England all set to take on WI in first test match

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Jul, 2020. 10:52 am

At last, cricket fans breathe a sigh of relief as the International cricket is all set to resume on Wednesday (July 8).

England and West Indies are all set to play three-test series against each other with no spectators due to the coronavirus.

This will be the first game after 100 days of closure of international cricket.

However, the most visible changes will be the lack of crowds and the bowlers being banned from using saliva to shine the ball.

The first test between England and West Indies will take place at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. The match will start at 3:00 pm (PST).

England vs West Indies 2020 1st Test Squads

England (First Test): Ben Stokes (Captain), James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, , Jos Buttler, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

The English Team will be without the services of skipper Joe Root for the first Test, who is with his wife as the couple are expecting their second child.  All-rounder Ben Stokes will lead the side in his absence

West Indies Test squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, and Kemar Roach.

England vs West Indies 2020 Fixtures:

8-12 July: England vs West Indies, first Test at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.

16-20 July: England vs West Indies, second Test at Old Trafford, Manchester

24-28 July: England vs West Indies, third Test at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Weather Conditions

Light rain and a moderate breeze predicted in Southampton on Wednesday and Thursday before it gets clear for the remaining days.

Consequently, The temperature will hover between 15 and 19 degrees, which will be perfect for cricket if there’s no rain.

In addition to this, the sun expected to shine Friday through Sunday, the last day of the Test.

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