From 1928 to 2020, a total of 160 test matches has been played between England and West Indies in 93 years. The home team West Indies won 58 of them and the visitors, England got 51 victories. In 2016 the Indian team posted the highest total of the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, that is 566/8d against the home team. West Indies scored their highest total of the venue 522 against New Zealand in 2012. Against England, their most runs in an innings are 350/7 scored in 2015. England’s highest total of ground is 399 in the same test match. So both teams’ records head to head are almost the same so far.
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“Pitch looks very dry, cracking quite early with this wind and sun. Root says, Going to be a challenging first session but can see it deteriorating through the game.” Brathwaite once again isn’t getting drawn into talking about England and their problems. “Not looking too far ahead, stick to our plans and the rest will take care of itself”.
Brathwaite says. Permaul is in the WI XI, alongside a four-man seam attack of Kemar Roach, Jayden Searles, Jason Holder, and Alzarri Joseph, with Kyle Mayers and Anderson Phillip sitting out. Brooks, playing his first Test since December 2020, is carded to come in at No. 3.
England vs West Indies 1st Test Highlights today, Tuesday 8-3-2022 – 1st Test, England tour of West Indies from Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
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England win the toss and will bat.
England team: 1 Alex Lees, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Joe Root (capt), 4 Dan Lawrence, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Craig Overton, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Jack Leach.
West Indies team: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), 2 John Campbell, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Nkrumah Bonner, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Jason Holder, 7 Joshua da Silva (wk), 8 Alzarri Joseph, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Veerasammy Permaul, 11 Jayden Seales.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Leslie Reifer
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Duguid
Match number – Test no. 2454