Cricket is set to return in a changed style from the first match of the three-match Test series between England and West Indies starting at the Ages Bowl Stadium here on Wednesday.
Cricket has been closed since mid-March due to Corona virus and now cricket is coming back with new expectations from this series.
However, the ICC has made some changes in view of the epidemic according to which this series will be played in the empty stadium without an audience. Also, the ICC has banned the use of saliva to shine the ball.
When: Wednesday July 8, 2020. 11:00am Local Time (3.30 PM IST)
Where: Ageas Bowl, Southampton
ENGvsWI Team Squads :
England squad: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), 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
ENG vs WI 1st Test 2020 LIVE Broadcasting/Streaming :
The test match between ENGLAND & WEST INDIES will be boradcast live on Sony SIX, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 1 & Sony Ten 1 HD.
Which TV channels will broadcast the England vs West Indies Test?
The match will be broadcast on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 1 & Sony Ten 1 HD.
The match will also be live-streamed on SonyLiv. You can also catch live updates on Firstpost.com.
ENGvsWI 1st Test 2020 Weather forecast:
Ideal Temperature for Test Cricket as the temperature will remain in the range of 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius .
The weather will be partly cloudy in Southampton but no rain during the 5 days of the game as per Accuweather.
ENGvsWI 1st Test 2020 Pitch Report:
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.
England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton in Tests:
Highest Score- 569
Lowest Score- 246
West Indies are yet to play a Test match at this venue.
Bowling average at The Rose Bowl, Southampton in Tests:
1st innings- 34.59
2nd innings- 33.50
3rd innings- 45.41
4th innings- 18.47
Mark Wood took 6 wickets in the only Test match he played against West Indies
Shannon Gabriel has taken 26 wickets in nine Test matches against England.
Jason Holder has taken 23 wickets in eight Test matches against England.
ENG vs WI Test Series 2020 Schedule :
- First Test: July 8-12 at Ageas Bowl (3.30 PM IST)
- Second Test: July 16-20 at Emirates Old Trafford (3.30 PM IST)
- Third Test: July 24-28 at Emirates Old Trafford (3.30 PM IST)