New Delhi: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday (July 7, 2020) hoped that cricket will return on its feet post-COVID-19 with the beginning of England-West Indies Test series from July 8.
Ashwin required to his official Twitter account and composed, “Cricket will try and return to its feet tomorrow. Lots of excitement and hope at the exact same time.”
Cricket will try and get back to its feet tomorrow. #ENGvWI
Lots of excitement and hope at the exact same time.
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)( @ashwinravi99) July 7, 2020
The return of worldwide cricket after more than 3 months of COVID-19 stop will see England and West Indies competing in a three-match Test series.
The last global cricket match was played in between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney on March 13, 2020.
The Caribbeans will face the English side in the opening Test from July 8 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton (England).
Even though worldwide cricket will see its resumption, the fans will have to wait longer to experience the match from the stadium.
Cricket will witness its first Test match without spectators, which will occur apparently for the first time in the 143- year of the recognisation of the Test cricket.
The English side will be led by interim skipper Ben Stokes, as Joe Root is with his other half for delivery of their second kid.
Stirs will become England’s 81 st player to lead the side in the white jersey.
On the other hand, Jason Holder will be leading the West Indies side for the 33 rd time in the white jersey and will intend to raise the cup as his team has actually not won a series in England since 1988.
1st Test: July 8-12, Ageas Bowl, Southampton
2nd Test: July 16-20, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
3rd Test: July 24-28, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
All the 3 matches will start at 3: 30 PM IST. The matches will have a live telecast on Sony 6 and can likewise be watched live on the Sony LIV app.
England: Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
West Indies: Jason Holder (C), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich (WKT), Shannon Gabriel, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach