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WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND 2020

Blackwood, Gabriel heroes as Windies seal famous victory

Batsman's patient 95 in chase follows Gabriel five-for as WI take 1-0 lead

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Stats - England bring out best in Blackwood, WI

Blackwood's average, Holder's wins as captains and other statistical highlights from the first Test

Explainer: Who is Jermaine Blackwood?

Middle-order batsman from Jamaica secures another chance in the Test arena

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

1ST TEST, SOUTHAMPTON

#PoliteEnquiries: Test cricket's good isn't it?

5:36

Dobell: Much to admire about Stokes' captaincy

For many reasons - not least that WI played well - his debut as skipper ended in defeat

Gollapudi: Blackwood writes history in his own way

He spoke about wanting to bat time and make an impact, and he did so in style

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Holder hails fourth-day bowling effort to set up 'special' win

Captain points to pivotal evening session when five wickets fell as West Indies' quicks seized the moment

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

1ST TEST, SOUTHAMPTON

#PoliteEnquiries: Does Ed Smith wear Jos Buttler pyjamas?!

4:44

Dobell: Crawley's success may spell the end for Denly

Crawley makes compelling case for his retention when Joe Root returns in Manchester

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

1ST TEST, SOUTHAMPTON

Dobell: It's far too easy to stay in this England side

1:03

#PoliteEnquiries: Is Broad going to be the MVP of this match?

George Dobell and Alexis Nunes take your questions after day three of the first Test at the Ageas Bowl

5:37

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

1ST TEST, SOUTHAMPTON

Lara to WI batsmen: 'Protect your stumps, be smart'

In a chat with Tendulkar, the former WI captain talks about how to succeed in England

'Maybe I don't get as much credit as I deserve' - Holder on Stokes battle

As allrounders and captains, rivals prepare to go head-to-head

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

FIRST TEST BUILD-UP

'I'm a huge fan of Ben Stokes' - Roach

1:34

Into the unknown: Roach says new-look England poses a challenge

Windies quick says Root's absence presents pros and cons for tourists

ENGLAND SQUAD

FIRST TEST V WEST INDIES

Stokes an excellent choice for stand-in captain - Hussain

0:47

'No doors are closed,' says Smith after Bairstow, Moeen omissions

Both players set to be named in white-ball squad in coming days

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

1ST TEST, SOUTHAMPTON

Welcome back, cricket - what we missed the most

The buzz, the anticipation, the element of the unknown? Our writers tell us

'Do it your way' - Root's advice to Stokes

Ben Stokes says he will be calling upon all the experience in the dressing room as he stands in as captain for Joe Root.

1:07

Butcher: No one would bat an eyelid if Anderson was 28

Mark Butcher explains why picking Jimmy Anderson for the first Test could be a gamble

1:53

Stokes an excellent choice for stand-in captain - Hussain

Star Sports Cricket Connected: Allrounder has too much on his plate to be full-time captain, says Hussain

0:47

WEST INDIES

BATTING CONCERNS

WI batsmen need to 'stand up and make difference' - Brooks

Brooks says preparation has been good despite concern at lack of time in the middle for top order

West Indies batting form a 'worry', admits Estwick

Assistant coach confident Jason Holder will be ready for Test series

ENGLAND WARM-UP

TEAM BUTTLER V TEAM STOKES

Buttler in possession as England prepare to get back on the field

Wicketkeeper to captain in intra-squad warm-up as Silverwood preaches continuity

Bracey makes a name for himself with scene-stealing 85

Opener takes opportunity to impress with fluent fifty in warm-up

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND

COACH UNDER FIRE

Simmons is 'the right man at the right time' - CWI president

Unequivocal support for head coach in wake of call for sacking for attending family funeral

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND 2020

TEST SERIES

Stokes to captain England as Root misses first Test

ECB confirms Joe Root will be absent in order to attend birth of his child

England captaincy a 'huge honour' - Stokes

Ben Stokes looks forward to having the chance to lead England

0:59

THE NEW NORMAL?

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND 2020

Behind the scenes in WI's quarantine training camp

2:52

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

1ST TEST, SOUTHAMPTON

Holding's picks to join Anderson, Broad in England attack

Michael Holding on who should support Anderson and Broad in the first Test

2:29

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND 2020

Simmons enters self-isolation as precaution

West Indies coach attended father-in-law's cremation on Friday

Roberts: 'Thomas will be the first name I'd pencil in on this tour'

Tells Holding who could be the future of WI's fast bowling

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

SPIN STOCKS

Leach ready to fight for his place after winter illness

Spinner admits to "overthinking" and says best is yet to come

Virdi hopes to jump to front of England spin queue

Offspinner has overcome fitness issues to make 30-man training squad

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND 2020

TEST SERIES

St Lucia show-stopper gives Wood confidence for West Indies rematch

'Friendly rivalry' with Archer could propel England's pace attack to new heights

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND 2020

TEST SERIES

Gabriel set to be added to Windies Test squad

Simmons says quick is 'bowling as fast as I've seen him for while' after ankle injury

Dowrich: I'm a different player to three years ago

Keeper averaged 4.80 in 2017 series but has turned the tables since

CRICKET AND RACISM

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND

Phil Simmons recalls racist abuse in English league cricket

West Indies coach says gesture of solidarity for Black Lives Matter would 'definitely' happen

ENGLAND V WEST INDIES

TEST SERIES

England, West Indies to honour key workers in #raisethebat Test series

Will also pay tribute to heroes of pandemic in series build-up

RAHKEEM CORNWALL

INTERVIEW

Cornwall: 'In Test cricket the margin is very slim, so you have to always be on the money'

The WI allrounder knows bowling spin in England is a tough ask, but he's up for the challenge

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WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND

Root comments 'blown way out of proportion' - Gabriel

Fast bowler unrepentant after being caught on stump mic during 2019 series

WEST INDIES

TOP-ORDER BATSMEN

Brathwaite calls on Haynes in bid to rediscover form

Opener draws on great's mental strength ahead of England Tests

Hope: 'Need to back my ability'

Batsman hoping to fulfill Test potential three years after Leeds heroics

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND

Simmons: West Indies ready to defend our trophy

Coach says lack of home crowds and preparation time could work against England

CWI Media

Stokes ready to cover for Root: 'I'm Scottie Pippen to his Michael Jordan'

England allrounder set to step in as Test captain with Root expecting birth of second child

WEST INDIES IN ENGLAND

CRICKET SET TO RESUME

CWI president: Players travelling to England in middle of history

"The tour will soon become more of a cricket challenge than a health-related challenge"

West Indies embark on historic England tour

Players all test negative for Covid-19 prior to flight to Manchester

CRICKET SET TO RESUME

WI TOUR OF ENGLAND

Holding: Absence of Bravo, Hetmyer and Paul 'unfortunate'

Says talented trio will be missed but not blaming them for Covid-19 safety fears

Why West Indies trio pulled out of England tour

Health, family, security behind Paul, Bravo, Hetmyer's decisions

ENGLAND'S TEST SUMMER

LATEST NEWS

Fit-again Burns admits ankle injury was frustrating

Opener ready to return, but technique needs grooving after six months off

Bio-secure venues can withstand Covid second wave - Elworthy

ECB events director confident venues will withstand external factors during home Tests

CRICKET AFTER COVID-19

MOVING FORWARD

ECB welcomes go-ahead for behind-closed-doors sport

Officials 'heartened' by UK Government guidance allowing for return to competition

CWI backs tour 'in principle' as UK government gives green light

Resumption of professional sport in England a step closer as WI finalise plans

CRICKET'S RETURN

ENGLAND NEWS

England face Stokes dilemma as separate squads loom

Home-summer focus on Tests could conflict with impending target of T20 World Cup glory

England set to resume training as ECB lay groundwork for Windies Tests

Strict social-distancing measures as 30 players prepare to train at 11 venues

ENGLAND NEWS

SUMMER SERIES

'I'm bound to get injured in the first net back!'

Mark Wood jokes about the return of cricket and reflects on the positives of its absence

1:08

Wood expects swift return to peak fitness

"I don't feel it would take me that long," seamer says of returning from layoff

WHEN CRICKET RESUMES

Covid-19 crisis could force Aus players to be more self-reliant

Cost-cutting could impact the number of support staff when cricket returns

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