Cricket fans will experience the grandeur of international cricket after a three and half months forced break. The game will be played in a bio-secure stadium, at Rose Bowl. Strict conditions are maintained keeping in mind the safety of the players, behind closed doors. The England vs West Indies Test series will mark the resumption of world cricket.
The Eng vs WI Test series will consist of three Test matches and the first is all set to start today.
Let’s check out the probable players that we may see playing today.
Dream 11 prediction
England: Probable playing 11
Burns, Sibley, Denly, Crawley, Stokes, Pope, Butler, Bess, Archer, Broad, Anderson
West Indies Probable playing 11
Campbell, Brathwaite, Brooks, Hope, Chase, Dowrich, Holder, Cornwall, Joseph, Roach, Gabriel
Eng vs WI Squads:
England (ENG): Jos Buttler, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood
West Indies (WI): Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Raymon Reifer, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
The form of the players is a thing to worry about as they have not practised due to the lockdown. With new rules like no usage of saliva, no crowd, it will be a new experience for the players as well as the fans to witness.
The teams have played a couple of intra-squad matches after WI landed in England and stayed in quarantine.
Shimron Hetmyer and Darren Bravo won’t be playing in this tour against England. Jason Holder, the all-rounder is one of the biggest resources of the team. Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach are known for their bowling attacks. They will definitely put up a show to witness against the English.
The pacers will have a significant role in this game as it will be the first one to be played in the English summer. Though the spinners have also shown some good game at the Rose Bowl, the surface of the pitch might add extra turbulence for the bowlers.
The weather conditions are that of typical England and there’s no rain forecast, making the game worth entertaining for the players and the fans.
The Eng vs WI first Test match will be played today at the Rose Bowl. The match will begin at 3.30 PM IST.
Fans can watch the game at Sony Ten Network or the Sony Liv App.