The first cricket match of three Test series between England AND West Indies will be played today at Ageas Bowl, London. The match will begin at 0330 hrs IST. With this, the International cricket is finally returning after a hiatus of 117-days caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Host England will be led by all-rounder Ben Stokes in the absence of regular captain Joe Root while Windies, will be led by Jason Holder – team’s most experienced player. Holder, embarking on his 33rd Test as captain. The two teams comprise a formidable bowling line-up but it is their batting department that looks pretty weak. With the new ICC rules in place in the wake of the pandemic, it will be interesting to see how the teams come to terms with them.