ENG Vs WI Test Series 2020

ENG Vs WI Test Series 2020

If You are a Cricket lover then we have a great news for all of you.As Cricket action is going to resume almost after 3 months.We will be able to see live international cricket very soon.

Yes,Cricket is going to resume by the series between England and West Indies.It will be a 3 match test series starting from 8th of July the host country for this series will be England.

ENG Vs WI Test Series 2020 full Schedule

1st Test 

Date:8th July-12th July
Venue:The Rose Bowl,Southampton
2nd Test

Date:16th July-20th July
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford,Manchester

3rd Test

Date:24th July-28th July
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford,Manchester

More Information related to ENG Vs WI Series

  1. All the matches will be played behind the close doors which means their is no permission for crowd to enter the stadium  and watch the matches.
  2. West Indies players went through a Quarantine-period of 14 days as soon as they reached England.All the players were Quarantined in a hotel.
  3. West Indies have declared a 14 man squad for the test series and 11 reserve players.
  4. Practice matches have started in order to bring back some match practice in players.
  5. The fixtures for this series is been re-schedule as earlier this series was meant to be played in month of May-June but due to covid-19 the series has been re-schedule.
  6. England cricket board has announced 30 players in their behind the doors training group all these players will train in the Ageas Bowl for the upcoming series. 
  7. Ben Stokes will first time captain the England cricket team as Joe root is not available for 1st test match. 
  8. This series will be the part of on going test championship .
West Indies 14 man squad:
  1. Jason Holder (C)
  2. Jermaine Backwood
  3. Nkrumah Bonner
  4. Kraigg Brathwatie
  5. Shamarh Brooks
  6. John Campbell
  7. Roston Chase
  8. Rakheem Cornwall
  9. Shane Dowrich (WK)
  10. Chemar Holder
  11. Shai Hope
  12. Alzarri Joseph
  13. Raymond Reifer
  14. Kemar Roach
England 13 man squad for 1st test.
  1. Ben stokes (c)
  2. james Anderson
  3. Jofra Archer
  4. Dominic Bess
  5. Stuart Broad
  6. Rory Burns
  7. Jos Buttler (Wk)
  8. Zack Crawley
  9. Joe Denly
  10. Ollie Pope
  11. Dom Sibley
  12. Chris Woakes
  13. Mark Wood

What New Rules Will be seen in this series?

ICC has changed many rules due to the pandemic covid-19.Here is the list of the rules given by ICC:
  1. Covid-19 replacements:Teams will be allowed to replace players having symptoms of corona virus during the test match.
  2. Ban on applying saliva on the ball:Players will not be allowed to use saliva to shine the ball.Their will be some leniency provided by the umpires during the initial period of adjustment to the players. Maximum of 2 warnings will be given by umpire and if their is repeated use of saliva on the ball will result in a 5-run penalty to the batting team.
  3. Non-neutral Umpires : Now their will be 2 home team umpires for a bilateral series this decision is taken due to challenges of travelling internationally.
  4. Additional DRS review:The teams will get an additional unsuccessful DRS review for each team in each innings of a match.This decision is made by keeping in mind that the Umpires may not be enough experienced at times.
  5. Apparel Rule change: ICC has relaxed the apparel rules also by allowing logo on the chest of test jersey.Logo size should not exceed by more than 32 inches.This move has been taken to reduce the loss of sponsors.

Importance of  ENG Vs WI Test Series 

The Importance of this series is very high because due to covid-19 their was no international cricket played for almost 3 months by this series a new start to cricket will take place which will have different rules from earlier.

This series will be very much challenging for players as they have to play under restrictions but it is important to start cricket.Everything will get normal but it would take some time.

Other cricket playing nations have also given permission to players to start their training which is a positive sign.

It would be a bit awkward to watch a live match with no crowd but such is the situation.We have to deal with it.


1st Match

Toss England won the toss and opted to bat
ENG 204 & 313
WI 318 &200-6
Final result : West Indies Won by 4 wickets.
Man of the match : Shanon Gabriel

2nd Match 

Toss : West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl
ENG 469-9 d & 129-3 d
WI   287 & 198
Final result : England won by 113 runs.
Man of the match : Ben Stokes

3rd match

Toss : West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl
ENG 369 & 226-2 d
WI   197 & 129
Final result : England won by 269 runs
Man of the match : Stuart Broad

Final Summary : England 2 & West Indies 1 
Final result : England won the series by 2-1
Man of the series from England : Stuart Broad
Man of the series from West Indies : Roston Chase

Now after the end of this series successfully more cricket action will be available for cricket lovers as England will host Ireland and Pakistan and also the dates of CPL and IPL are also out so we wish that everything gets normal as soon as possible . As a cricket lover we all miss live cricket and we really want cricket to resume fully in every part of the world .

Thank you,

Advait Poddar
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