England captain Ben Stokes won toss and picked to bat first in the main Test coordinate against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Downpour and wet outfield had constrained the umpires to require an early lunch But now at last the hold up has finished. Worldwide cricket is returning after a hole of over a quarter of a year.
Britain have chosen to play three authority quicks and Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes are not a piece of that trio. The expert spinner in the side off-spinner Dom Bess. It will be fascinating to perceive how Stokes drives his soldiers into the match. Everyone’s eyes will be on his captaincy. In Root’s absence, England’s batting request looks pale. Additionally, England will be without their twelfth man, the Barmy Army, and the absence of home group backing could play mind games with the host group.
West Indies have a genuine opportunity to put on a genuine test here. While Southampton is intensely known to be a surface great for spinners, with no cricket in quite a while, the pitch could be genuine hard, and help seamers as well.Though, for bowlers it will be a genuine test, acclimating to no spit rule, which seems like a genuine doozy.
Downpour deferred the beginning on Wednesday of the principal Test among England and the West Indies at Southampton, the primary global match since March. The anxiously foreseen installation denotes the game’s worldwide come back from long stretches of coronavirus-authorized lockdown. Be that as it may, as the players heated up on the outfield under dim skies, there was adequate downpour for the Ageas Bowl pitch to remain completely secured and forestall the throw occurring at 0930 GMT as planned.
No onlookers will be permitted to go to the three-Test arrangement, which finishes up with two matches at Old Trafford. Players and authorities are remaining at on location inns to stop the spread of COVID-19, with bowlers unfit to utilize salivation to sparkle the ball as a wellbeing measure. Worldwide travel limitations imply that, just because since 2002, both on-field umpires originated from one of the contending groups, with English authorities Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth in the center.