Pitch and Weather conditions.
The test match between two strong teams in the field of cricket West Indies and England will be played today on Tuesday. The series will have 3 test matches. Today, the first match will be played. Let’s find out the details of the match.
Match Complete Schedule
Series: England tour of West Indies 2022
Date: March 08, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: March 8-12 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (Vice-Captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, VeerasammyPermaul, Anderson Phillip, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales
West Indies, on the other hand, would be keen to start the series with a win. The players Shai Hope, Roston Chase, and Rahkeem Cornwall have been dropped from the team. Seamer Shannon Gabriel isn’t available for the series. Kraig Brathwaite will continue to lead the side. He is predicted to open the innings along with Jermaine Blackwood.
England: Joe Root (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (wk), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
England has named a 12-member squad. Zak Crawley will open the innings alongside Alex Lees. David Malan has been dropped from the squad.
Match Live coverage details
The match will be broadcasted on different channels all over the world. The countrywide list of channels on which the match will be seen live is as given below.
- West Indies: ESPN Caribbean
- United Kingdom: BT Sports
- Australia: Fox Cricket; Kayo Sports
- South Africa: SuperSport Cricket
- India: Fan Code
- New Zealand: SKY Sport1
- USA and Canada: Willow TV
The complete series will be like a battle of the longest format in cricket between the two strongest nations. West Indies will be the host and is ready to host the team of England in the upcoming Test series, starting today, on March 08 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
In the past, both the teams have faced each other in the five-match T20I leg, where West Indies captured the series 3-2.
In the test format which is considered as the longest format of cricket, both the teams have played 160 Test matches where West Indies have won 58 games while England has recorded 51 victories. The rest 51 matches were ended in a draw.
In comparison with the other batting grounds in West Indies, the Indies players will find it easy to play on the ground as the surface on the round tends to be a flat surface which will be beneficial for both teams. As per the previous records, the teams batting second have won more matches here. So you can expect both teams to bowl first upon winning the toss.
Weather Forecast Details at the venue
The sky at the ground will be clear with periodic clouds with less percentile of precipitation and humidity of 75%.
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