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England vs West Indies : Ben Stokes ready for crowd less 1st Test

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Substitute chief Ben Stokes says England are prepared for the “enormous event” of the main Test against West Indies, which begins on Wednesday.

The coronavirus pandemic has forestalled any serious expert cricket in the UK so far this late spring.

England v West Indies, first Test
Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton Dates: 8-12 July Time: 11:00 BST

“I realize everybody has been longing for this,” said Stokes.

“We realize we have a huge number of individuals who need us to progress nicely, and we have that obligation to go out and do equity for every one of those individuals.”

Britain were because of name their side on Tuesday evening, yet have rather deferred the declaration of the XI until the throw.

They have five pace bowlers for three spots, with James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes all competing for a spot.

Stirs will lead England without precedent for the nonappearance of batsman Joe Root, who is segregating following the introduction of his subsequent youngster.

Stirs, 29, will turn into England’s 81st Test commander and first all-rounder to assume responsibility since Andrew Flintoff.

“It’s an enormous respect to be given the duty,” Stokes revealed to BBC Sport.

“The master plan isn’t the reality I am the commander, yet about going out there and doing what I ordinarily do, which is attempting to impact the game as much as possible.”

Stirs uncovered that Root had left a note on the holder holding his England overcoat which said “Do it your way”.

He additionally affirmed that England will join West Indies for a motion on the side of the Black Lives Matter development, with the two groups likewise wearing a logo on their shirts.

“We have a huge chance to accomplish something extremely incredible as an England group and we are doing that by indicating support towards the West Indies,” said Stokes.

Features of the main Test will be appeared on BBC Two and the BBC Sport site at 19:00 BST every day (19:30 on Sunday), while Test Match Special will give ball-by-ball radio inclusion.

‘No group is no reason’

The coronavirus pandemic has vigorously disturbed England’s timetable, not just stopping their voyage through Sri Lanka in March, yet postponing this arrangement, which ought to have been played in June.

Long periods of careful arranging has gone into the organizing of England’s home matches this mid year, which will all be played in secret in a bio-secure condition in Southampton and Manchester.

Britain have been living and preparing in Southampton for about fourteen days, while the Windies had a time of segregation at Old Trafford, trailed by two practice matches.

The Tests themselves will have changed playing conditions – players are not permitted to apply spit to the ball and the two umpires will be English, rather than from nonpartisan nations.

In a more extensive setting of giving amusement to a country that has been secured by coronavirus, Stokes says his group know about their obligation.

“This is an enormous event for many individuals around England,” he said.

“I know there won’t be anyone in the group to hear or get vitality from, yet we can’t blame the absence of group so as not to get up for this game.

“You must gander at it that we’re leaving the field to speak to our nation. At the point when you have the three lions on your chest, you can’t feel any increasingly glad.

“You despite everything understand that feeling, despite the fact that there is no one in the stands.”

‘We have the stuff to beat England’

West Indies have not won an arrangement in England since 1988, however hold the Wisden Trophy in the wake of beating England 2-1 in the Caribbean toward the start of 2019.

They have ventured out to England without batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer, who quit the visit as a result of coronavirus concerns.

Their quality lies in the pace bowling, any semblance of Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and chief Jason Holder.

“We have the instruments to beat England,” said Holder. “Our folks are prepared. We haven’t played cricket, yet neither have England, so we’re even on that front.

“Us playing in their terrace gives them a home preferred position, however I think we have the stuff to beat England and play some extremely strong cricket.”

The most effective method to follow on the BBC

BBC Sport will stay up with the latest with all the activity and examination with ‘Today at the Test’ – the new features program on BBC Two, which will be publicized at 19:00 BST every night (19:30 on Sunday).

Test Match Special will return on BBC Sounds and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and you’ll have the option to follow both on the BBC Sport site and application close by the tremendously mainstream live content analysis.

UK clients will likewise have the option to watch in-play features of all the best minutes not long after they’ve occurred and a day by day features bundle not long after the nearby.

The TV features, which will likewise be accessible on BBC iPlayer for 30 days after communicate, will be the first run through the BBC has indicated home Test cricket since 1998.

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