England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) Test Series 2020 Schedule, Time Table, Squad, Fixtures: England and West Indies are gearing up for the three-match Test series which begins on Wednesday. The series, which is a part of the ICC World Test Championship, will be played behind closed doors. The venues for the games will be at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Lancashire’s Emirates Old Trafford- both are bio-secure venues.
With international cricket suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, this series marks the return of international cricket. There are a host of changes to the rules amidst the pandemic including the ban of saliva to shine the ball, allowing replacement of players displaying symptoms of Covid-19 among others.
According to the ECB, both the teams will also pay tribute to England’s workers in recognition of the sacrifices made by doctors, teachers, carers, and other vital professions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The proposed dates for three Tests are:
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)
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
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