Cricket is Comin’ Back: What you Need to Know

Cricket is a hot weather essential in this country and from NEXT week, it is back!

On 8th July, the England cricket team will play the first of three tests against the West Indies. Taking place at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire, the 5-day test will be played behind closed doors, but good news is, it’ll be available to watch on Sky Sports.

Fixtures

Cricket is a summer staple when it comes to sport in this country and now finally, it’s back on our screens.

Kicking off on Wednesday – here are England’s fixtures against the West Indies and Pakistan over the coming weeks.

Test 1 of 3

England vs West Indies – 8 – 12 July

Test 2 of 3

England vs West Indies – 16 – 20 July

Test 3 of 3

England vs West Indies – 24 – 28 July

Test 1 of 3

England vs Pakistan – 30 July – 3 August

Test 2 of 3

England vs Pakistan – 7 – 11 August

Test 3 of 3

England vs Pakistan – 20 – 24 August

How to Watch

Both tests will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 10am on each day.

England Team News

Ahead of the first West Indies test next week, England have named a large 30-man squad as they try to learn who’s match fit and who’s in good form ahead of the restart.

Speaking about the selection, ECB’s performance director Mo Bobat has said “our depth will get challenged” by a “pretty brutal schedule”.

Ben Stokes is set to captain the team for the first test, after Joe Root announced he will miss the games to attend the birth of his second son.

Squad: Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Dominic Bess, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Foakes, Lewis Gregory, Keaton Jennings, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Amar Virdi, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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