The three-test series between England and West Indies starts this Wednesday, with England looking to complete a 12th successive home Test series without defeat.
Captain Joe Root will miss his first Test series since 2014 as he attends the birth of his second child.
The West Indies attempt to win a series in England for the first time in 32 years.
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The series was due to start at the beginning of June, but the delayed series will now begin on July 8.
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How is the 2020 England v West Indies Series Structured?
England will host West Indies over three Tests this summer with the Wisden Trophy up for grabs:
July 8-12 1st Test, Southampton (11:00 BST)
July 16-20 2nd Test, Old Trafford (11:00 BST)
July 24-28 3rd Test, Old Trafford (11:00 BST)
These three Tests will form part of the #raisethebat series in England, with the Ageas Bowl hosting the opener this Wednesday.
Each Test will last five days with a best-of-three format deciding the winner at the end of July.
Most Popular England v West Indies Bet Types
There are a host of betting markets you can choose to back in Test cricket.
Here are some of the most popular:
Individual Test bets:
- Test winner: This is which team you think will win the specific Test match
- 1st Innings Batsman: This is which English player you think will score the most runs in the Test match (Rory Burns is currently favourite – 7/2 @ Bet365)
- Player of the match: This is who you think will be named Player of the Match at the end of the Test (Ben Stokes is currently favourite – 11/2 @ Bet365)
- Series winner outright: This is which team you think will win the best-of-three Test series outright (England currently favourites – 1/10 @ Bet365)
- Correct score: This is what you think the score will be overall after the three Test matches (3-0 to England is currently favourite – 11/10 @ Bet365)
- 10 wickets in a match: This is a market where you can back any player to take 10 wickets in any of the three Test matches
Players to Watch: England vs West Indies
Across the series there will be a number of players to keep an eye on.
England announced a squad of 55 players, but it will be the likes of Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and James Anderson most will be looking out for.
For the West Indies, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder will be key men, and many of the side’s hopes will be reliant upon them.
England’s Top Batsmen:
Root misses the first Test but the England captain will be back for the rest. He averages 48.4 with the bat and is priced at 9/2 with bet365 to finish the series as England’s highest run scorer.
Stokes was the star of last summer and the all-rounder will be captain for the first Test. Lethal with bat and ball he’s 4/1 with Paddy Power to finish England’s top run scorer of the series.
England’s Top Bowlers:
England’s greatest ever bowler missed last summer but has looked good in the nets and is 3/1 to finish as England’s top bowler in the series with William Hill.
Broad is 9/2 to finish as England’s top bowler with the bookie, but will face stiff competition from Jofra Archer (11/4), Anderson and Mark Wood (11/2), who are all fit and raring to go.
West Indies Top Batsmen:
Holder is the West Indies captain and ranked as the best all-rounder in the world by the ICC. He’s 12/1 to finish as the Windies best batsman of the series with Coral.
Hope averages 27.23 with the bat but is tipped to finish as the Windies top batsman at 9/4 with the brand.
West Indies Top Bowlers:
Holder will play a key role for West Indies with the ball and the paceman is priced by Paddy Power at 3/1 to be his side’s best bowler in the series.
Roach is favourite to take the most wickets at 2/1, according to Paddy Power, and will cause plenty of problems, with Courtney Walsh recently branding him a “genuine great.”