England is scheduled to tour West Indies in the month of January to play three Tests, five one-day internationals followed by three T20Is. The visitors will begin their tour with two day warm-up game against West Indies Cricket Board President XI at Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown. West Indies have produced decent performances in Test matches played at home. Jason Holder and co. will be looking to start the home series on a good note against England.
On the other hand, Joe Root’s side will coming into the series on the back of successful tour of Sri Lanka. The side completed a historic whitewash over Sri Lanka in the Test series played in Sri Lanka.
West Indies will certainly be pleased with the return of Darren Bravo into the Test squad. The left-hander will be keen to do well on his return to red-ball cricket. Shamarh Brooks and John Campbell are uncapped players selected for three-match Test series. Pacer Alzarri Joseph makes a return to the Test squad for the first game of the series.
Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer will make the batting lineup for the opening game of the series. Hope will be keen to turn things around with the bat in Test cricket. He has endured a lean run in Test cricket last year and will be keen to find form against England in the upcoming Test series that begins from 23rd January.
Captain Jason Holder has been consistent performer for the side with bat and ball. Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich is the first-choice wicket-keeper for the side in Test cricket.
The bowling has certainly been excellent as Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel are proving to be lethal combination with the new-ball for West Indies. Holder has been designated third seamer for the three-match Test series.
Devendra Bishoo has been experienced in the Test setup and will be hoping to do well in this series. Jomel Warrican and Oshane Thomas are other bowling options for West Indies for the Test series.
On the other hand, England will be confident of doing well in the upcoming series against West Indies. Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings will be the opening pair for England for the Wisden Trophy.
England Skipper Joe Root will be keen to do well with the bat in the upcoming series against West Indies. In 2018, Root scored 807 runs from 12 Test matches at an average of 36.68 with two centuries to his name. England will be hoping that Root can produce his best with the bat this year.
Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are experienced players in the middle-order for England in Test cricket. Wicket-keeper Ben Foakes show incredible composure and talent to become standout performer for England on the tour of Sri Lanka. Joe Denly and Olly Stones are newcomers included in the Test squad for the Wisden Trophy.
Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran are prominent pace options for England for the three-match Test series. Adil Rashid, Jack Leach and Moeen Ali worked well as a spin trio and help England clinch historic clean sweep in Sri Lanka.
West Indies vs England 2019 Schedule
1st Test – West Indies vs England
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019, at 02:00 GMT
2nd Test – West Indies vs England
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019, at 02:00 GMT
3rd Test – West Indies vs England
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, at 02:00 GMT
1st ODI –West Indies vs England
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019, at 03:00 GMT
2nd ODI –West Indies vs England
Friday, Feb 22, 2019, at 03:00 GMT
3rd ODI– West Indies vs England
Monday, Feb 25, 2019, at 01:30 GMT
4th ODI – West Indies vs England
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019, at 01:30 GMT
5th ODI – West Indies vs England
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019, at 03:00 GMT
1st T20 West Indies vs England
Tuesday, Mar 5 , 2019, at 08:00 GMT
2nd T20 West Indies vs England
Friday, Mar 8, 2019, at 08:00 GMT
3rd T20 West Indies vs England
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019, at 08:00 GMT