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England Set To Do Battle Against Windies In First Full Series Tour In 10 Years

England is set for the biggest International Home Series against the West Indies in 10 years with the first game starting January 15, 2019.

The series will feature three Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODI), and three Twenty 20 Internationals (T20I).

The two-month tour matches will be played in five of the region’s top tourist destinations, with the tour starting in Barbados and ending in St. Kitts.

Barbados, Antigua, and St. Lucia will host the three-match Test Series; Barbados, Grenada, and St Lucia will share the ODIs; while St. Lucia and St. Kitts will host the T20Is.

The playing history between the two teams is well known going back to over 90 years.

Both teams will contest the Wisden Trophy, having previously played 154 Tests, with the Windies in pole position with 55 wins to England’s 48 and with 51 drawn.

The last time the English men traveled to the Caribbean region for a series it ended in a 1-1 draw, with England retaining the trophy.

Windies’ last Test series victory against England was in 2009 when they won the five-match series 1-0 at home.

Schedule:

TESTS

1st Test January 23 – 27                      Kensington Oval, Barbados

2nd Test January 31 – February 4     Sir Viv Richards Stadium, Antigua

3rd Test February 9 – 13                     Daren Sammy Stadium, St. Lucia

ODIs

1st ODI February 20                            Kensington Oval, Barbados

2nd ODI February 22                           Kensington Oval, Barbados

3rd ODI February 25                            National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

4th ODI February 27                            National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

5th ODI March 2                                   Daren Sammy Stadium, St. Lucia

T20Is

1st T20I March 5                                  Daren Sammy Stadium, St. Lucia

2nd T20I March 8                                 Warner Park, St. Kitts

3rd T20I March 10                                Warner Park, St. Kitts

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Edited by J. C. Finch

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